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

First Known Use of hot pursuit

1743


Law Dictionary

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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