Anton Piller order

Noun.  (legal) A court order allowing a plaintiff to go to someone's premises and seize documents (entry must be with that someone's permission, but if refused would be a contempt of court). Used in extreme cases when a prospective defendant might destroy documents, especially computer files, if they knew a court case was coming.

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