, n. [Cf. OF. cerche. See Search, v. t.] The act of seeking or looking for something; quest; inquiry; pursuit for finding something; examination.
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Thus the orb he roamed
With narrow search, and with inspection deep
Considered every creature.
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Nor did my search of liberty begin
Till my black hairs were changed upon my chin.
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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.
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Syn. -- Scrutiny; examination; exploration; investigation; research; inquiry; quest; pursuit.
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