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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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