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in law, written order by an official of a court directed to an officer. The search warrantsearch warrant,
in law, written order by an official of a court authorizing an officer to search in a specified place for specified objects and to seize them if found. The objects sought may be stolen goods or physical evidences of the commission of crime (e.g., narcotics).
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 and the warrant of arrestarrest,
in law, seizure and detention of a person, either to bring him before a court body or official, or to otherwise secure the administration of the law. A person may be arrested for an alleged violation of civil or criminal law.
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 are the most frequently used types. Warrants of attachment order the seizure of a defendant's goods pending trial or judicial determination of ownership and in certain other cases. Warrants are usually issued by a judge or court clerk. They are directed to sheriffs, marshals, constables, and other officers of the peace. The strictest compliance with legal forms and rules for serving a warrant is ordinarily necessary if it is to be effective.



in the civil law of a number of states (France, Great Britain, the USA, Japan, and others), a document that is issued to the owner of goods when he places them in storage. Usually the warrant consists of two parts—a warehouse certificate and the warrant itself. It is a kind of security, since the owner of the goods may sell the warrant or use it as a pledge. He may also transfer the warrant by means of endorsement.


Grazhdanskoe i torgovoe pravo kapitalisticheskikh gosudarstv. Moscow, 1966. Pages 324-35.




1. a document that certifies or guarantees, such as a receipt for goods stored in a warehouse, a licence, or a commission
2. Law an authorization issued by a magistrate or other official allowing a constable or other officer to search or seize property, arrest a person, or perform some other specified act
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Rule 41(e)(2)(B) Contents of the Warrant: The warrant must contain the identity of the person or property to be tracked and that of the magistrate judge to whom the return on the warrant will be made.
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The chief compliance officer should check to make sure the warrant was issued by a magistrate and is signed and dated, and that the time for execution of the warrant in a criminal investigation has not expired.
The unit often sent letters to nonviolent fugitives living outside the area advising them to come to the station to have the warrant served on them.
points out that TAM 200334001's determination, that the form of the warrant purchase was its substance, thereby precluding a recast of the sale, relates to the IRS's 2004 business plan.
The IRS argued that the warrant agreement's language, stating that the warrants were "entirely separate and independent" from the purchase agreement and did not "constitute additional consideration" for the purchase of product, showed that the warrants were not issued solely as a customer inducement.
While it is not presumed that a public arrest without an arrest warrant is unreasonable, it is presumed that a search conducted without a search warrant is unreasonable.