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[mass noun] Reasonable grounds to believe that a particular person has committed a crime, especially to justify making a search or preferring a charge:‘warrants allow police to detain people, but not handcuff and search them without probable cause’
- ‘They have probable cause to believe a crime has occurred and that he has committed it.’
- ‘The police may generally search your car if they have probable cause to believe that the car contains evidence of a crime.’
- ‘The test for reasonable and probable cause in a malicious prosecution case is the same as that in a claim based on false arrest or imprisonment.’
- ‘Ordinarily in criminal cases, a search warrant based on probable cause to suspect illegal activity is required.’
- ‘If traces of illegal drugs are found, the police can then use this evidence as support for probable cause to search the house.’
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