unreasonable search, seizure
n. An inspection or examination without legal authority (warrant) of a person's self, papers, or belongings, with a hope toward recovering stolen or illicit property or gathering incriminating evidence to be used against that person; the actual taking of that property into possession. Both the Sixth and Fourteenth Amendments to the United States Constitution protect individuals from unreasonable search and seizure.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.

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