fruit n1 a : something (as evidence) that is obtained or gathered during an action or operation (as a search) [moved to suppress evidence seized from the room on the grounds that it was obtained as the of an illegal arrest "National Law Journal "]
: fruit of the poisonous tree [the Court was asked to extend the…fruits doctrine "Oregon v. Elstad , 470 U.S. 298 (1985)"]
2 a in the civil Law of Louisiana
: property (as income or goods) produced by or derived from other movable or immovable property without diminution of its substance [co-owners share the s and products of the thing held "Louisiana Civil Code "] compare product
: the revenue derived from property esp. by virtue of an obligation (as a lease)
: an animal or plant product (as a crop)
b : income that is produced or earned by other property or services
Source: Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of Law ©1996. Merriam-Webster, Incorporated. Published under license with Merriam-Webster, Incorporated.