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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.
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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
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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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The meeting was informed that checking of the participants will be made through metal detectors and walkthrough gates in addition to physical body searches by police officials and volunteers at different points.
Speaking on this occasion, DPO Kohat said that the police will do body searches during month of Muharram related mourning processions and gatherings.
He was brought back to the jail on Tuesday after attending the proceedings of his case when he had an argument with the jail security staff over body searches at the entry gate.
Leslie Sachs, executive director of Women of the Wall, said, "We live in a world where humiliating and illegal body searches are conducted on Jewish women to stop them from reading from the Torah, just because the government of Israel gives radicals the go-ahead to exclude, discriminate and silence women at the Western Wall.
After we parked up we had to have body searches. They then checked my holdall and finally swept me up and down with a metal detector.
Photos of Ugandan police conducting body searches on fans entering a soccer stadium in the capital city of Kampala have gone viral on social media.
Macedonian police started restricting the flow of migrants across the Greek-Macedonian border on Saturday, conducting body searches and demanding passports.
Media arriving at the Carrington training ground for a briefing ahead of today's clash with Liverpool were for the first time subjected to bag and body searches.
The transport ministry is considering strengthening antiterrorism measures at international airports in Japan from as early as April by conducting body searches on randomly selected passengers, airport sources said Sunday.
But embarrassing body searches, questioning at gunpoint and being separated from loved ones are among the worst airport experiences.
Margo Schlanger, the head of Civil Rights and Civil Liberties at DHS, told CAIR that her office had received accounts of "repeated handcuffing, brandishing of weapons, prolonged detentions, invasive and humiliating body searches at the border, and inappropriate questioning that pertains to religion and religious practices." She said the DHS would launch an investigation.
The passengers are subjected to special screening, including full body searches, in a designated area of the departure lounge, he said.