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body search

n.
A search of a person, especially by an officer of the law, in order to find a hidden object or substance, such as a gun, explosive, or illegal drug, made usually by patting the clothed body and sometimes by examining bodily orifices.

bod′y-search′ v.

body search

n
(Law) a form of search by police, customs officials, etc, that involves examination of a prisoner's or suspect's bodily orifices
vb
(Law) (tr) to search (a prisoner or suspect) in this manner
Translations

body search

nperquisizione f personale
to carry out a body search on sb → effettuare una perquisizione personale su qn
to submit to or undergo a body search → essere sottoposto/a a perquisizione personale
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This patient had been a victim of sexual abuse, and felt the body search was humiliating and retraumatizing.
With the new inspection procedure, about 10 percent of passengers will be randomly selected for a body search and baggage check, the sources said.