[APG Public List] capias ad expondendum

Jacqueline Wilson wilssearch at me.com
Thu Aug 12 17:32:10 MDT 2010

Showing my ignorance here (never studied Latin but now wish I had),  
but addendum is a supplement in general terms so could it mean a a  
supplemental writ to explain something or words to that effect?

Jacqueline Wilson
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On Aug 7, 2010, at 9:18 PM, eshown at comcast.net wrote:

Mary, not even Bouvier’s Law Dictionary has this one!  However, a  
“capias” was a “writ.” Bouvier (his 1856 edition is online athttp://www.constitution.org/bouv/bouvier_c.htm) 
  explains a half-dozen different types of capias/writs but not this  

Ad, of course, means “to”; but expono has several meanings that  
essentially boil down to “put forth” or “explain.”


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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

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