Definition of Search warrant

1. Noun. A warrant authorizing law enforcement officials to search for objects or people involved in the commission of a crime and to produce them in court; the warrant describes the locations where the officials may search.

Generic synonyms: Warrant
Category relationships: Jurisprudence, Law



Definition of Search warrant

1. Noun. (legal) A court order in the form of a warrant, authorizing the search of a home and/or other privacy-protected place(s), notably to seek unlawful possessions, evidence etc. as part of a judicial inquiry ¹

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Literary usage of Search warrant

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1. South Eastern Reporter by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, West Publishing Company, South Carolina Supreme Court (1922)
"... search warrant to authorize him to make said search, when under the law tho burden was upon the state to show that the deceased did have such a warrant. ..."

2. The Constitutional History of England Since the Accession of George the by Thomas Erskine May (1882)
"In respect of the person, it was not a general warrant: but as regards the papers, it was a general search-warrant,—not specifying any particular papers to ..."

3. The Encyclopædia of Pleading and Practice: Under the Codes and Practice Acts by William Mark McKinney, Thomas Johnson Michie (1900)
"It seems that under the common law a search warrant must direct the search to be made in the daytime,1 the only search warrant known to the common law, ..."

4. Lawyers' Reports Annotated by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company (1912)
""Procuring a search warrant to be issued may be made the foundation of an action for malicious prosecution, notwithstanding the affidavit on which such ..."

5. A Treatise of the Law of Torts by Charles Greenstreet Addison, Horace Gay Wood (1876)
"Abuse of a search-warrant.—If a constable armed with a search-warrant searches the wrong house, or stays an unreasonable and unnecessary time in a house he ..."

6. Federal Criminal Law and Procedure by Elijah Nathaniel Zoline (1921)
"GROUP V search warrant PROCEEDINGS No. 67. Petition to Quash search warrant. No. 68. Order Denying Petition to Quash. No. 69. Petition for Writ of Error to ..."

7. Jury And The Search For Truth: Hearing Before the Committee on the Judiciary edited by Orrin G. Hatch (1998)
"Fish, 49 R, I. 397, 143 Atl. 604 (the search warrant is admissible). ... had been a. valid search warrant are admissible " notwithstanding any defect" et«, ..."

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