search warrant


Definition of search warrant

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

Examples of search warrant in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Those weapons were seized from his father’s home pursuant to a July search warrant. Audrey Conklin, Fox News, 27 July 2022 Prosecutors said Dragan shot a trooper in the arm, causing a nonlife-threatening wound, in August 2019 as officers were serving an arrest and search warrant for Dragan at his home in Wheeling. From Usa Today Network And Wire Reports, USA TODAY, 19 July 2022 Police said members of the Bristol Police Department Patrol Division executed a search warrant in the 100 block of Gridley Street and a resident of the home, Jagdiel Velazquez, was arrested. Hartford Courant, 18 July 2022 Sunday, police said, adding that investigators are standing by for a search warrant to be executed. Gaya Gupta, Washington Post, 17 July 2022 The federal judge on that case recently upheld a decision throwing out video evidence in the case because it was obtained with a faulty search warrant. Nancy Dillon, Rolling Stone, 15 July 2022 Per the vendor’s own policy, Ring requires law enforcement to present a search warrant to obtain data from a user’s camera without their permission. Michael Kan, PCMAG, 13 July 2022 According to a 41-page search warrant, the FBI confiscated the artworks, all of which were for sale, six days before the exhibit was scheduled to close one year early and depart the museum for Italy. Mary Carole Mccauley, Baltimore Sun, 9 July 2022 Officers executed a search warrant and two arrest warrants at the home in the 3700 block of Country Club Road for Russell Rich, 49. Carol Robinson |, al, 8 July 2022 See More

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First Known Use of search warrant

1739, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of search warrant was in 1739

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4 Aug 2022

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“Search warrant.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Aug. 2022.

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