Definition of search warrant noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


search warrant

BrE BrE//ˈsɜːtʃ wɒrənt//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈsɜːrtʃ wɔːrənt//
, NAmE//ˈsɜːrtʃ wɑːrənt//
Solving crime
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an official document that allows the police to search a building, for example to look for stolen property See related entries: Solving crime
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: search warrant