search warrant
noun Date: 1739 a warrant authorizing a search (as of a house) for stolen goods or unlawful possessions

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  • search warrant — see warrant Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996. search warrant …   Law dictionary

  • Search warrant — Warrant War rant, n. [OE. warant, OF. warant a warrant, a defender, protector, F. garant, originally a p. pr. pf German origin, fr. OHG. wer[=e]n to grant, warrant, G. gew[ a]hren; akin to OFries. wera. Cf. {Guarantee}.] [1913 Webster] 1. That… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Search warrant — Search Search, n. [Cf. OF. cerche. See {Search}, v. t.] The act of seeking or looking for something; quest; inquiry; pursuit for finding something; examination. [1913 Webster] Thus the orb he roamed With narrow search, and with inspection deep… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • search warrant — search warrants N COUNT A search warrant is a special document that gives the police permission to search a house or other building. Officers armed with a search warrant entered the flat …   English dictionary

  • search warrant — search .warrant n a legal document that gives the police official permission to search a building …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • search warrant — search ,warrant noun count an official document that allows the police to search a building …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • search warrant — ► NOUN ▪ a legal document authorizing a police officer or other official to enter and search premises …   English terms dictionary

  • search warrant — n. a legal document authorizing or directing an officer of the law to search a specified person, premises, dwelling, etc., as for stolen or contraband articles, items to be used in evidence, etc …   English World dictionary

  • Search warrant — A search warrant is a court order issued by a Magistrate, judge or Supreme Court Official that authorizes law enforcement officers to conduct a search of a person or location for evidence of a crime and to confiscate evidence if it is found.… …   Wikipedia

  • search warrant — noun a warrant authorizing law enforcement officials to search for objects or people involved in the commission of a crime and to produce them in court; the warrant describes the locations where the officials may search (Freq. 1) • Topics: ↑law,… …   Useful english dictionary

  • search warrant — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms search warrant : singular search warrant plural search warrants an official document that allows the police to search a building …   English dictionary

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