search warrant


noun Law.

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

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Origin of search warrant

First recorded in 1730–40

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search warrant

noun

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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