Law a writ issued by a court directing an officer to arrest the person named
Origin of capiasMiddle English from Medieval Latin from L, 2d person; personal (grammar) singular , present tense subject, subjective , of capere, to take
A warrant for arrest.
Origin of capiasMiddle English from Medieval Latin capiās from Latin second person sing. present subjunctive of capere to seize (from the first word of the writ) ; see kap- in Indo-European roots.
- The term is mostly used in the singular.
From Latin capiās (“you should seize, you are to seize”), from capiō (“to seize”).