Definitions for "Habeas corpus"
A writ having for its object to bring a party before a court or judge; especially, one to inquire into the cause of a person's imprisonment or detention by another, with the view to protect the right to personal liberty; also, one to bring a prisoner into court to testify in a pending trial.
A court order requiring a person who has someone in their care to bring that person to the court• Children & Civil Law
A court order requiring authorities to bring into writ of court a person being held by them. The court will set a deadline after which the prisoner must either be charged with an offense and scheduled for court appearance, or be set free.
Keywords:  habendum, clause
Habendum Clause