[APG Public List] capias ad expondendum

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Sat Aug 7 20:18:31 MDT 2010

Mary, not even Bouvier's Law Dictionary has this one!  However, a "capias"
was a "writ." Bouvier (his 1856 edition is online at
http://www.constitution.org/bouv/bouvier_c.htm) explains a half-dozen
different types of capias/writs but not this one.
Ad, of course, means "to"; but expono has several meanings that essentially
boil down to "put forth" or "explain."
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Mary Douglass
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I found this term in a court record and its definition was not in my 7th
edition of Black's Law Dictionary.  Capias means "that you take," but what
does the rest mean?
Mary Clement Douglass
Your Kansas research specialist
URL: www.historical-matters.com
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