exclusionary rule


a rule that forbids the introduction of illegally obtained evidence in a criminal trial.

Nearby words

  1. excluding,
  2. exclusion,
  3. exclusion clause,
  4. exclusion principle,
  5. exclusionary,
  6. exclusionism,
  7. exclusionist,
  8. exclusive,
  9. exclusive brethren,
  10. exclusive disjunction

Origin of exclusionary rule

First recorded in 1955–60

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