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noun Law.
a court order authorizing the examination of a dwelling or other private premises by police officials, as for stolen goods.

Origin:
1730–40

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n
a written order issued by a justice of the peace authorizing a constable or other officer to enter and search premises for stolen goods, drugs, etc

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