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search warrant

noun

, Law.
  1. a court order authorizing the examination of a dwelling or other private premises by police officials, as for stolen goods.


search warrant

noun

  1. a written order issued by a justice of the peace authorizing a constable or other officer to enter and search premises for stolen goods, drugs, etc


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Word History and Origins

Origin of search warrant1

First recorded in 1730–40
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Example Sentences

According to an application for a search warrant reviewed by the Kansas City Star, Reid told officers last week in addition to drinking alcohol before the crash, he also had a prescription for Adderall.

Investigators searched the Larsons’ home in Fauquier County, seizing five computers and 18 electronic storage devices, according to a law enforcement search warrant filed in Fauquier County Circuit Court.

I asked whether they had a search warrant to enter his room, and they told me it wasn’t necessary.

From Time

Prosecutors have obtained more than 500 grand jury subpoenas and search warrants, and charged dozens with assaulting police, a number Sherwin said would quickly grow.

He stepped down as chairman of the Intelligence Committee after FBI agents seized his cellphone and executed a search warrant for his electronic communications.

The move was officially an execution of a search warrant filed Friday.

But within a few minutes of looking around, police filed for a search warrant.

They subsequently obtained a search warrant and discovered more than four dozen more.

TMZ reports that this was a felony search warrant, which brings in to question the serious nature of the attack.

He was understandably irritated that the police had decided to include the remarks in an affidavit for a search warrant.

“I will go home with thee,” says the Master always in his Word, and his search-warrant has never lost its power.

Did me and you have a search warrant or a posse comitatus when we rounded up them six Mexican cow thieves down in Hidalgo?

A search-warrant on Horwick premises signed by a Ford magistrate!

You couldn't find a Jap in Australia, with a search warrant.

When Hiram Doolittle had obtained his search-warrant, his first business was to procure a proper officer to see it executed.

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