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search warrant Syllabification: search war·rant
Pronunciation: /ˈsərCH ˌwôrənt/

Definition of search warrant in English:


A legal document authorizing a police officer or other official to enter and search premises.
Example sentences
  • The officers ought to have obtained a search warrant before entering the Appellant's residence.
  • His role is to provide that assistance which is necessary to the peace officers executing the search warrant.
  • The section allows the police to obtain a search warrant from a justice of the peace.
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