abuse of the writ

Definition of "abuse of the writ"
  1. The incorrect submission of a claim in a habeas corpus that ought to have been presented in a prior petition
How to use "abuse of the writ" in a sentence
  1. The court denied the defendant's appeal due to an abuse of the writ.
  2. The attorney was cautioned for the potential abuse of the writ in his submission.
  3. If there is an abuse of the writ, the court can disregard the habeas corpus petition.

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