from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A warrant giving legal authorization for a search.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. 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
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. a warrant legally issued, authorizing an examination or search of a house, or other place, for goods stolen, secreted, or concealed.
- n. See under Search, n.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In law, a warrant granted by a justice of the peace to a constable to enter the premises of a person suspected of secreting stolen goods, in order to discover, and if found to seize, the goods.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. 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
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The problem was, that sort of evidence was only valuable if it was the polis who found it, on the spot, and they weren't going to go knocking on the PR man's door with a search warrant until they had some other reason to suspect him.
To get even within miles of conviction one needed a specific search warrant before one could even look in the Land-Rover for a machete, and search warrants weren't granted to Sid Halleys, and sometimes not to the police.
After leaving the hospital, I immediately drove over to 1300 to meet Ron Daly—we had a search warrant to execute.
The woman who managed the Mail Boxes Etc. store refused to accept the search warrant from Jake Sinclair.
Still, maybe he could get a search warrant from Judge Patterson.
Here’s the search warrant if you care to look at it, Mr. Zeroski, the sheriff said.
Archie, sliding in beside me, said the search warrant was signed, the Superintendent had given the expedition his blessing, and off we could go to the Twyford Lower Farms.
*To read this on the inventory of the search warrant as it was returned is a bit of comedy.