right of search

right of search
Internat. Law.
the privilege of a nation at war to search neutral ships on the high seas for contraband or other matter, carried in violation of neutrality, that may subject the ship to seizure.
[1810-20]

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  • Right of search — 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. [1913 Webster] Thus the orb he roamed With narrow search, and with inspection deep… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • right of search — n. the right of a nation at war to stop the merchant ships of neutral nations on the high seas and search them for contraband or the like, the finding of which makes the ship liable to seizure …   English World dictionary

  • right of search — noun the right of a belligerent to stop neutral ships on the high seas in wartime and search them • Hypernyms: ↑right * * * 1. : the right of a belligerent to stop a merchant vessel of a neutral state on the high seas and make such examination… …   Useful english dictionary

  • right of search — right to conduct a search operation …   English contemporary dictionary

  • right of search — noun the right of a ship of a belligerent state to search a neutral vessel for prohibited goods …   English new terms dictionary

  • right of search — See search; search and seizure …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • right of search — noun Law a privilege of a nation at war to search neutral ships on the high seas for contraband or other matters in violation of neutrality which may subject the ship to seizure …  

  • search — consists of looking for or seeking out that which is otherwise concealed from view. People v. Carlson, Colo., 677 P.2d 310, 316. An examination of a person s house or other buildings or premises, or of his person, or of his vehicle, aircraft, etc …   Black's law dictionary

  • 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. [1913 Webster] Thus the orb he roamed With narrow search, and with inspection deep… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Search warrant — 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. [1913 Webster] Thus the orb he roamed With narrow search, and with inspection deep… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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