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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

Full Definition of probable cause

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

Examples of probable cause

  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


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