Infra Corpus Comitatus Law and Legal Definition

The maxim infra corpus comitatus means within the body of the county or within the physical boundaries of the county.

The following is an example of a case law referring to the maxim infra corpus comitatus:

“The admiralty jurisdiction of the courts of the United States extends to tide waters, as far as the tide flows, though that may be infra corpus comitatus.” [Waring v. Clarke, 12 L. Ed. 226 (U.S. 1847)].