search warrant

noun

Definition of search warrant

  1. :  a warrant authorizing a search (as of a house) for stolen goods or unlawful possessions

1739

First Known Use of search warrant

1739


SEARCH WARRANT Defined for English Language Learners

search warrant

noun

Definition of search warrant for English Language Learners

  • : a legal document that gives the police permission to search a place for evidence


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