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a writ commanding an officer to take a specified person into custody.
Historical Examples

History of the Great Reformation, Volume IV J. H. Merle D’Aubign
Winning His Way Charles Carleton Coffin
The Frontiersmen Gustave Aimard
Tracks of a Rolling Stone Henry J. Coke
Bacon Richard William Church
Winning His Way Charles Carleton Coffin
Dictionary of Quotations from Ancient and Modern, English and Foreign Sources James Wood
Brief Lives (Vol. 2 of 2) John Aubrey
Bardell v. Pickwick Percy Fitzgerald
The History of England in Three Volumes, Vol.III. E. Farr and E. H. Nolan

(law) (formerly) a writ directing a sheriff or other officer to arrest a named person


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