protective sweep

noun

Legal Definition of protective sweep

: a quick protective search limited in scope to a cursory visual inspection of places in which a person might hide

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“Protective sweep.” Merriam-Webster.com Legal Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/legal/protective%20sweep. Accessed 17 Jan. 2022.

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