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exclusionary rule


noun

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

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Nearby words

excluding, exclusion, exclusion clause, exclusion principle, exclusionary, exclusionary rule, exclusionism, exclusionist, exclusive, exclusive brethren, exclusive disjunction

Origin of exclusionary rule

First recorded in 1955–60
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