hot pursuit


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hot pursuit

Pursuit commenced within the territory, internal waters, the archipelagic waters, the territorial sea, or territorial airspace of the pursuing state and continued without interruption beyond the territory, territorial sea, or airspace. Hot pursuit also exists if pursuit commences within the contiguous or exclusive economic zones or on the continental shelf of the pursuing state, continues without interruption, and is undertaken based on a violation of the rights for the protection of which the zone was established. The right of hot pursuit ceases as soon as the ship or hostile force pursued enters the territory or territorial sea of its own state or of a third state. This definition does not imply that force may or may not be used in connection with hot pursuit. NOTE: This term applies only to law enforcement activities.
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hot pursuit

noun
The following of another in an attempt to overtake and capture:
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SEEING a ship sailing by upon the sea of politics, an Ambitious Person started in hot pursuit along the strand; but the people's eyes being fixed upon the Presidency no one observed the pursuer.
Mounting his swiftest horse, he set off in hot pursuit.
As if too long lurking behind the headlands, till the Pequod should fairly have entered the straits, these rascally Asiatics were now in hot pursuit, to make up for their over-cautious delay.
A few of the fugitives endeavoured to bear away the bodies of their fallen warriors, but the hot pursuit quickly compelled them to abandon the slain, in order to preserve the living.
I have been made the instrument of working out this dreadful retribution upon the head of a man who, in the hot pursuit of his bad ends, has persecuted and hunted down his own child to death.
She was very pale, and the hand which Dolly held was quite cold; but she bade her, nevertheless, remember that, under Providence, much must depend upon their own discretion; that if they remained quiet and lulled the vigilance of the ruffians into whose hands they had fallen, the chances of their being able to procure assistance when they reached the town, were very much increased; that unless society were quite unhinged, a hot pursuit must be immediately commenced; and that her uncle, she might be sure, would never rest until he had found them out and rescued them.
A hot pursuit operation was conducted, but the policemen could not locate the man.
95% implied 3-month yield) in hot pursuit of the 98.
Nicholas said that the troops had successfully repelled the attack while ground troops and the Nigerian Air Force were on hot pursuit, interdicting the fleeing terrorists now in disarray.
HOT PURSUIT 12, 87mins The dream pairing of Reese Witherspoon (as an uptight by-the-book cop) and Sofia Vergara (the sleek and extrovert widow of a drugs boss) works to comic perfection as the pair go on the run chased by corrupt cops and gun-happy killers.
Reese |in Hot Pursuit The two women flee and in order to keep control of the hysterical spouse, Rose handcuffs herself to Daniella, which proves costly with Cortez's henchmen and detectives on their trail.
HOT PURSUIT (12A) OFFICER Rose Cooper (Reese Witherspoon) is the laughing stock of San Antonio Police Department after an unfortunate incident with a taser gun.