A court authorization for a search to take place or an arrest to be made. Law enforcement officials usually ask the court for a warrant.
The judge issued a warrant for the man’s arrest.
Synonyms: authorization, order, license, permit, document; writ, summons, subpoena; mandate, decree, fiat, edict
This is a written court order which either outlines an action someone must take or prevents them from taking certain action.
The writ stated that the two parties were not to see each other before the court date.
Synonyms: summons, subpoena, warrant, arraignment, indictment, citation, court order
* These terms are general in nature and should not be relied upon as legal advice. Different states may define terms differently. These terms are not designed to be legal advice and should not be relied upon as such. Always seek advice from an attorney licensed in your state who is familiar with how your jurisdiction defines key legal terms that are important in your particular matter.
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