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exclusionary rule

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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A rule that forbids the use of illegally obtained evidence in a criminal trial.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A doctrine which requires that evidence obtained as the result of an illegal act on the part of law enforcement personnel (such as a warrantless search, or continued questioning a witness who has invoked the right of counsel) must therefore be excluded from being admitted as evidence in a trial.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a rule that provides that otherwise admissible evidence cannot be used in a criminal trial if it was the result of illegal police conduct

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