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strip search

or strip-search (strĭp′sûrch′)
The search of a person for illegal or contraband articles, such as drugs or weapons, by requiring the removal of enough clothing to allow the inspection of normally private parts of the person's body.
tr.v. strip searched, strip search·ing, strip search·es or strip-searched or strip-search·ing or strip-search·es
To conduct a strip search of (a person).
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strip′ search`

an act or instance of strip-searching.


to search (a suspect who has been required to remove all clothing) esp. for concealed weapons, contraband, or evidence of drug abuse.
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strip search

Reconnaissance along a straight line between two given reference points.
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms. US Department of Defense 2005.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.strip search - searching someone for concealed weapons or illegal drugs by having them remove their clothes
frisk, frisking - the act of searching someone for concealed weapons or illegal drugs; "he gave the suspect a quick frisk"
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Summary: Jashpur (Chhattisgarh) [India], March 7 (ANI): A class 10 girl committed suicide after being allegedly strip searched during her board exam by the inspecting officials in Chhattisgarh.
It also states the strip searches will be carried out with the consent of the detainee, but if they object, an officer may issue an order to use "reasonable force" to remove the detainee's clothes.
'It is lamentable and infuriating that strip search is considered as 'standard operating procedure' by the Philippine National Police and the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology.
"Gabriela Women's Party (GWP) strongly condemns the Makati police's abuse of female drug suspects in their highly irregular strip search, as attested and documented on video by a former anti-drug operative," the lady solons said in a joint statement.
Evidence gathered found that - contrary to official practice - no appropriate adult was notified or present when the strip search took place in May 2012.
Strip searches have been strictly imposed in the jail after three instances of female visitors attempting to smuggle in illegal drugs.
The 18 female prisoners who were receiving the Schedule 8 drugs were made to undergo the strip searches four times daily for 10 months from June 2013 through March 2014.
We have assured her relatives that action will be taken against the accused staff involved in the strip search," Ludhiana DSP Rupinder Kaur Saran told M AIL T ODAY .
"We are also considering complaints that the boy's father was not given the opportunity to be present during the strip search, and that no appropriate adult was present."
another facility and put through a second, more invasive strip search.
The strip search decision not only magnifies the potential humiliation associated with the arrests for trivial offenses that the Court approved in 2001; it also enhances the already considerable power that police officers have to conduct searches during routine traffic stops.
Initially, I assumed that some form of a "strip search" was one of those moments to be endured.