exigent circumstances

noun plural

Legal Definition of exigent circumstances 

: circumstances that are of such urgency as to justify a warrantless entry, search, or seizure by police when a warrant would ordinarily be required — compare knock and announce rule, no-knock search warrant at warrant

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