Cepi corpus et paratum habeo

Cepi corpus et paratum habeo
I have the body and I have it ready; formal words used in the return on a writ for the arrest of a person.

Ballentine's law dictionary. . 1998.

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  • paratum habeo — /pareytam hasbiyow/ I have him in readiness. The return by the sheriff to a capias ad respondendum, signifying that he has the defendant in readiness to be brought into court. This was a fiction, where the defendant was at large. Afterwards he… …   Black's law dictionary

  • cepi — /siypay/ I have taken. This word was of frequent use in the returns of sheriffs when they were made in Latin, and particularly in the return to a writ of capias. The full return (in Latin) to a writ of capias was commonly made in one of the… …   Black's law dictionary

  • cepi — /siypay/ I have taken. This word was of frequent use in the returns of sheriffs when they were made in Latin, and particularly in the return to a writ of capias. The full return (in Latin) to a writ of capias was commonly made in one of the… …   Black's law dictionary

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