a legal document authorizing or directing an officer of the law to search a specified person, premises, dwelling, etc., as for stolen or contraband articles, items to be used in evidence, etc.
A legal order allowing a law enforcement officer to search certain premises for evidence of a crime.
(plural search warrants)
search warrant - Legal Definition
A written order by a judge authorizing the examination of a specified place and the seizing of evidence found there. See also warrant.