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.
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- 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.
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- 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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