capias ad respondendum

Definition of "capias ad respondendum"
  1. A legal order requiring law enforcement to physically detain a person to answer a civil allegation
How to use "capias ad respondendum" in a sentence
  1. The court issued a capias ad respondendum when the defendant did not show up for the civil lawsuit hearing.
  2. In order to ensure the individual would respond to the charges, the judge requested a capias ad respondendum.
  3. After repeated failure to appear in court, the capias ad respondendum was the last resort to guarantee the person's presence at the trial.

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