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Fresh Pursuit

fresh pursuit n

1 : the immediate and continuous pursuit by police officers of a suspect who is fleeing to avoid arrest that under common law and some state codes gives the officers the right to cross jurisdictional lines in order to make an arrest
2 : hot pursuit



Source: Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of Law ©1996. Merriam-Webster, Incorporated. Published under license with Merriam-Webster, Incorporated.

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