search warrant

Definition of "search warrant"
  1. An official document, issued by a judge, enabling the police to search private property for specific items linked to a crime, based on robust, trustworthy evidence suggesting the occurrence of the crime and the association of the items to it
How to use "search warrant" in a sentence
  1. Using a search warrant, the police legally seized drugs from the suspect's residence.
  2. When the police failed to present a search warrant, their retrieved evidence was dismissed in court.
  3. Obtaining the search warrant required the police to first convince a judge of probable cause.

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