exclusionary rule
noun Date: 1964 a legal rule that bars unlawfully obtained evidence from being used in court proceedings

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Exclusionary Rule — This rule commands that where evidence has been obtained in violation of the search and seizure protections guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution, the illegally obtained evidence cannot be used at the trial of the defendant. Under this rule… …   Black's law dictionary

  • exclusionary rule — a rule that forbids the introduction of illegally obtained evidence in a criminal trial. [1955 60] * * * In U.S. law, the principle that evidence seized by police in violation of the constitutional protection against unreasonable search and… …   Universalium

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  • exclusionary rule — noun A doctrine which requires that evidence obtained as the result of an illegal act on the part of law enforcement personnel (such as a warrantless search, or continued questioning a witness who has invoked the right of counsel) must therefore… …   Wiktionary

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