expectation of privacy

Definition of "expectation of privacy"
  1. The understanding that one is safe from unwanted interference, particularly from the government, in a certain area or possession
How to use "expectation of privacy" in a sentence
  1. The police could not enter without a warrant due to the occupants' expectation of privacy in their home.
  2. Despite being in a public park, the man had an expectation of privacy when sitting inside his vehicle.
  3. Warrantless searches violate a citizen's expectation of privacy in their personal belongings.

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