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A warrant committing a person to prison.
- ‘In the future, the mittimus should be sent electronically to the Department of Corrections.’
- ‘You have asked this office to render a formal opinion concerning the service of capias mittimus by state marshals.’
- ‘Most of the mittimus patients were tried for major felonies and tend to be substantially more violent than regular patients.’
- ‘After the convictions were affirmed on appeal, the defendant requested and obtained delays in the issuance of the mittimus in each case.’
- ‘I will then examine, whether the statute of Connecticut requires a mittimus for commitment on attachments?’
Latin, literally we send, first used as the opening word of the writ which transferred records from one court to another ( late Middle English to the early 18th century).
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