warrant clause

noun

often capitalized W&C
: 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 4 Feb. 2023.

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