general warrant

Definition of "general warrant"
  1. A type of warrant that is considered unlawful as it lacks the necessary detail in specifying the location to be searched, the individual to be searched, or the items to be confiscated
How to use "general warrant" in a sentence
  1. The defense attorney argued that the general warrant used in the case was invalid because it did not specify the items to be seized.
  2. The Fourth Amendment offers protection from general warrants by requiring all warrants to be specific in detail.
  3. In their haste, law enforcement obtained a general warrant, which lacked the specificity required, making it potentially unconstitutional.

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