Adjective "warrantless" definition and examples



Definitions and examples


Carried out without legal or official authorization.
  1. 'However, police officers in New York are authorized to make warrantless arrests on felony charges.'
  2. 'Senator Graham then addressed the argument that the president has the inherent power under the Constitution to authorize the warrantless wiretapping.'
  3. 'The law explicitly bars warrantless wiretaps.'
  4. 'Ashcroft's immediate response to the attacks was to sink into a dark Orwellian morass of secret detentions, warrantless wiretaps, and eavesdropping on lawyers.'
  5. 'As deputy, Comey would have been responsible for approving warrantless surveillance requests when the attorney general was not available.'
  6. 'I have found that there was not an arbitrary detention and also that there was not a warrantless search.'
  7. 'The committee endorsed a White House-backed measure that would give President Bush broad authority for his warrantless wiretapping program.'
  8. 'Investigators for the inspector general continue to examine Gonzales ' statements to lawmakers about the warrantless wiretapping program and the basis for dismissing the prosecutors.'
  9. 'Such a warrantless search should lead to the exclusion of the evidence pursuant to s.24 of the Charter.'
  10. 'But there have been some stunning White House reversals, like retreating from the claim the government has the authority for warrantless wiretapping.'


1. authorization, sanction, or justification.

2. something that serves to give reliable or formal assurance of something; guarantee, pledge, or security.Synonyms: warranty, surety.

3. something considered as having the force of a guarantee or as being positive assurance of a thing: The cavalry and artillery were considered sure warrants of success.

4. a writing or document certifying or authorizing something, as a receipt, license, or commission.Synonyms: permit, voucher, writ, or

More examples(as adjective)

"searches can be warrantless."

"authorities can be warrantless."