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- IPA: /ˈkeɪ.pi.əs/, /ˈkæp.i.əs/
capias (plural capiases)
- (law) An arrest warrant; a writ commanding officers to take a specified person or persons into custody. [from the 15th century]
- The term is mostly used in the singular.
arrest warrant — see arrest warrant
- second-person singular present active subjunctive of capiō
- "may you capture, may you seize, may you take"
- "may you take on"
- "may you take in, may you understand"