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rape kit

noun

a set of items used at a medical facility for gathering and preserving physical evidence following a sexual assault

Examples

The results from a rape kit can be used in criminal proceedings.

Word Origin

1975

rape kit

noun

a set of items used by medical personnel for gathering and preserving physical evidence of a sexual assault; the collected evidence for a case concerning sexual assault; also called [sexual assault evidence collection kit]

Examples

A rape kit is the victim's best way to document the attack and help ensure prosecution of the attacker.

Word Origin

by 1975

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