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Definition of SEARCH-WARRANT

A search-warrant is an order ln writing, issued by a justice or other magistrate, in the name of the state, directed to a sheriff, constable, or oth-er officer, commanding hlm to search a speclfled bonse, shop, or other premises, for personal property alleged to have been stolen, or for unlawful goods, and to brlng the same, when found, before the magistrate, and usually also the body of the person occupying the premises, to be dealt with according to law. Pen. Code Cal. S 1523; Code Ala. 1886, 8 4727; Rev. Code Iowa 1880, ft 4629


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