search warrant

noun
|Updated on: 7 Jun 2018

Definition of search warrant

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

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SEARCH WARRANT Defined for English Language Learners

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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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