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probable cause

noun

Simple Definition of probable cause

  • law : evidence that gives someone a reason to think that a crime has been or is being committed

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of probable cause

  1. :  a reasonable ground for supposing that a charge is well-founded

Examples of probable cause in a sentence

  1. The lawyer argued that there was a lack of probable cause for a search warrant.

  2. The police had probable cause to arrest him.



Circa 1676

First Known Use of probable cause

circa 1676

Rhymes with probable cause


Law Dictionary

probable cause

  1. see cause 2




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