search and seizure clause

noun, often capitalized both S's & C

Legal Definition of search and seizure clause

: a clause in the Fourth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution protecting the right against unreasonable searches and seizures

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“Search and seizure clause.” Merriam-Webster.com Legal Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/legal/search%20and%20seizure%20clause. Accessed 8 Aug. 2020.

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