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for Right of search
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Search \Search\, n. [Cf. OF. cerche. See Search, v. t.]
The act of seeking or looking for something; quest; inquiry;
pursuit for finding something; examination.
Thus the orb he roamed
With narrow search, and with inspection deep
Considered every creature. --Milton.
Nor did my search of liberty begin
Till my black hairs were changed upon my chin.
Right of search (Mar. Law), the right of the lawfully
commissioned cruisers of belligerent nations to examine
and search private merchant vessels on the high seas, for
the enemy's property or for articles contraband of war.
Search warrant (Law), a warrant legally issued, authorizing
an examination or search of a house, or other place, for
goods stolen, secreted, or concealed.
Syn: Scrutiny; examination; exploration; investigation;
research; inquiry; quest; pursuit.
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :
right of search
n 1: the right of a belligerent to stop neutral ships on the
high seas in wartime and search them
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