Legal Definition and Related Resources of Frisk

Meaning of Frisk

Quick, superficial search . A contact or patting of the outer clothing to detect by the sense of touch a concealed weapon or contraband . See Terrv v Ohio, 392 U.S. 1, 88 S.Ct. 1868, 20 L.Ed.2d889

Synonyms of Frisk


  • check
  • conduct a search
  • examine
  • examine closely
  • examine intently
  • explore
  • hunt
  • hunt through
  • inspect
  • investigate
  • lascivire
  • look into
  • look over
  • look through
  • peer into
  • poke into
  • probe
  • pry into
  • rake through
  • review
  • salire
  • scan
  • scour
  • scrutinize
  • search one’s pockets
  • search through
  • seek
  • subject to scrutiny Associated Concepts: reasonable belief that safety requires a patting down
  • search
  • stop and frisk

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See also

Pat-Down in the American legal Encyclopedia
A quick search of the outer clothing to detect, by the sense… (Read more)


See Also

  • Law Dictionaries.
  • Stop and Frisk.

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