search warrant

From King Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Police
search warrantˈsearch ˌwarrant noun [countable] SCPLOOK FORa legal document that gives the police official permission to search a building
Examples from the Corpus
search warrantHe's probably gone for a search warrant ... Jim Henderson in the Raven says he was watching people at the bar.It declared that the village had a search warrant for her home and would return sometime in the next 30 days.The evidence he had provided in his report had been deemed too conjectural for the issuing of a search warrant.Investigators on Monday sought a search warrant to examine a summer home the Ramseys own in Charlevoix, Mich.Even a policeman wouldn't dare poke about without a search warrant - and you're not a policeman.Searches of private property for illegal aliens can be made without a search warrant.