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hot pursuit

noun

Definition of hot pursuit

  1. :  close and avid or intense pursuit; specifically :  close continuous pursuit of a fleeing suspected lawbreaker or hostile military force especially across territorial lines




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hot pursuit

noun hot pur·suit

Legal Definition of hot pursuit

  1. :  the immediate and continuous pursuit by police officers of a fleeing suspect whose possible escape justifies the failure of the officers to obtain a warrant before making an entry, search, seizure, or arrest




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