blanket search warrant
An unconstitutionally broad authorization from a judge that allows the police to search multiple areas for evidence without specifying exactly what they are looking for.
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Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.


blanket search warrant

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.

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