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A writ of habeas corpus (English pronunciation: /ˌhbiəs ˈkɔːrpəs/; Latin: "may you have the body") is a writ (legal action) that requires a person who has been arrested or imprisoned to be brought to a judge or into court. Once the person is brought before the court, the judge will determine if the person is being lawfully detained or must be released.

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