warrant clause

noun, often capitalized W&C

Legal Definition of warrant clause

: a clause in the Fourth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution stating that no warrants shall issue except upon probable cause, supported by oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched and the persons or things to be seized

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“Warrant clause.” Merriam-Webster.com Legal Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/legal/warrant%20clause. Accessed 18 Oct. 2021.

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