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search warrant

n.
A legal order allowing a law enforcement officer to search certain premises for evidence of a crime.

search warrant

n
(Law) a written order issued by a justice of the peace authorizing a constable or other officer to enter and search premises for stolen goods, drugs, etc

search′ war`rant


n.
a court order authorizing police to search a premises for stolen goods, narcotics, etc.
[1730–40]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.search warrant - a warrant authorizing law enforcement officials to search for objects or people involved in the commission of a crime and to produce them in court; the warrant describes the locations where the officials may search
warrant - a writ from a court commanding police to perform specified acts
law, jurisprudence - the collection of rules imposed by authority; "civilization presupposes respect for the law"; "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"
Translations
أمْر رَسْمي بالتَّفْتيش
povolení k domovní prohlídce
ransagningskendelse
házkutatási engedély
húsleitarheimild
povolenie na domovú prehliadku
arama emri

search warrant

nmandato di perquisizione

search

(səːtʃ) verb
1. (often with for) to look for something by careful examination. Have you searched through your pockets thoroughly?; I've been searching for that book for weeks.
2. (of the police etc) to examine, looking for eg stolen goods. He was taken to the police station, searched and questioned.
noun
an act of searching. His search did not take long.
ˈsearcher noun
ˈsearching adjective
trying to find out the truth by careful examination. He gave me a searching look.
ˈsearchingly adverb
ˈsearchlight noun
a strong light with a beam that can be turned in any direction, used eg to see enemy aeroplanes in the sky.
search party
a group of people looking for a missing person. When the climbers failed to return, a search party was sent out.
search warrant
a warrant giving legal permission to the police to search a house etc.
in search of
searching for. We went in search of a restaurant.
References in classic literature ?
"He explains that in any ordinary case he would have applied for what they call a search warrant. Owing to your Highness' position, however, he has attended here, hoping for your gracious consent without having made any formal application.
I fancied him arriving with a search warrant at any moment.
"While staying at home with her parents, Maureen has been chronicling her marriage," the search warrant affidavits said.
Police were just about to carry out a search warrant at a property in Corporation Road, Grangetown, when they spotted Anton Robins acting suspiciously while carrying a refuse bag.
United States, (8) permits an officer to search a vehicle without a search warrant if there is probable cause to believe that evidence or contraband is in the vehicle.
Based on the court's ruling, however, law enforcement officials would need only a search warrant to gain access to e-mail before it reaches its recipient, instead of a harder-to-obtain wiretap order.
'I objected because it was not in the scope of the search warrant.'
One bill would allow the cops to acquire your keys if they obtained an easy-to-get subpoena, rather than the search warrant typically required to tap a telephone conversation or bug a location for sound.
Serious Fraud Office and City of London Police officers executed a search warrant at the London home of Peter Young.
Police arrested Benedict Cortez, alias Jon-Jon, during the implementation of search warrant issued by Judge Carolina Sison of Branch 18 of the Manila Regional Trial Court.
The SC said: "Settled is the rule that where entry into the premises to be searched was gained by virtue of a void search warrant, prohibited articles seized in the course of the search are inadmissible against the accused" (the person charged in court).
As a result of the investigation and search warrant, Victor H.

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