warrantless

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Etymology[edit]

From warrant +‎ -less.

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Adjective[edit]

warrantless (not comparable)

  1. (of a search, arrest, or the like) Performed without a warrant.
    • 2010, Christopher Hitchens, Hitch-22, Atlantic 2010, p. 255:
      Now, at the time, I was also a named plaintiff in a major lawsuit against the National Security Agency and the Department of Justice, petitioning the courts to put a halt to the warrantless wiretapping of American residents and citizens.

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