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search warrant


Definitions from WordNet

Noun search warrant has 1 sense
  1. 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
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Search Warrant

Definition: A legal document issued by a judge or magistrate that authorizes law enforcement officials to search a specific location and seize evidence for use in criminal investigations.

Sense 1 (Noun): A written permission granted by the court allowing law enforcement officers to conduct a search in order to gather evidence related to a suspected crime.

Example sentence: The police presented a search warrant to enter the suspect's residence and search for illegal drugs.

Sense 2 (Noun): The document itself that serves as legal authorization for the search and seizure of property.

Example sentence: The detectives carefully reviewed the details mentioned in the search warrant before conducting the search operation.

Sense 3 (Verb): To apply for or obtain a search warrant from a court or judge.

Example sentence: The investigating officer demonstrated sufficient probable cause to search the premises, leading the judge to grant the request and issue a search warrant.

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