warrant clause

Definition of "warrant clause"
  1. A provision within the Fourth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution that prohibits the issuance of warrants without evidence of likely wrongdoing, confirmed under oath or affirmation, and a specific description of the location to be searched and the individual or objects to be seized
How to use "warrant clause" in a sentence
  1. The defense argued that the warrant clause was violated as there was not sufficient probable cause to justify the search.
  2. The court questioned whether the warrant clause had been properly respected, given the vague description of the items to be seized.
  3. The police officer took an oath to ensure they respected the warrant clause when carrying out their duties.

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