habeas corpus(redirected from Habeas Corpus Act)
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Related to Habeas Corpus Act: Bill of Rights, Magna Carta, Bill of Rights 1689
Etymology: L, you have the body
a right retained by all psychiatric patients that provides for the release of individuals who claim they are being deprived of their liberty and detained illegally. A hearing for this determination takes place in a court of law, where the patient's sanity may be at issue.