Definition of probable cause in English:

probable cause

Syllabification: prob·a·ble cause

noun

Law , chiefly North American
Reasonable grounds (for making a search, pressing a charge, etc.).
More example sentences
  • The test for reasonable and probable cause in a malicious prosecution case is the same as that in a claim based on false arrest or imprisonment.
  • Ordinarily in criminal cases, a search warrant based on probable cause to suspect illegal activity is required.
  • They have probable cause to believe a crime has occurred and that he has committed it.

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