fresh pursuit

noun
fresh pur·suit

Legal Definition of fresh pursuit 

1 : the immediate and continuous pursuit by police officers of a suspect who is fleeing to avoid arrest that under common law and some state codes gives the officers the right to cross jurisdictional lines in order to make an arrest

Learn More about fresh pursuit

Share fresh pursuit

Comments on fresh pursuit

What made you want to look up fresh pursuit? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

exaggeratedly or childishly emotional

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Words from Greek and Roman Mythology Quiz

  • the-triumph-of-venus-by-alessandro-magnasco
  • Boreal comes from the name of the ancient Greek god of which wind?
How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Word Winder's CrossWinder

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!