Definition of hot pursuit
: 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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Legal Definition of hot pursuit
: 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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