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Meaning of MITTIMUS

 
Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Mit"ti*mus\, n. [L., we send, fr. mittere to send.]
(Law)
(a) A precept or warrant granted by a justice for committing
    to prison a party charged with crime; a warrant of
    commitment to prison. --Burrill.
(b) A writ for removing records from one court to another.
    --Brande & C.

 
Legal Dictionary
 
 Definition: The name of an order in writing, issuing from a court and directing the sheriff or other officer to convey a person to a prison, asylum, or reformatory, and directing the jailer or other appropriate official to receive and safely keep the person until his or her fate shall be determined by due course of law.
 

 

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