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war·rant

 (wôr′ənt, wŏr′-)
n.
1. An order that serves as authorization, especially:
a. Law A judicial writ authorizing the search or seizure of property, arrest of a person, or the execution of a legal judgment.
b. A voucher authorizing payment or receipt of money.
c. An option to buy stock at a specified price from an issuing company.
2.
a. Justification for an action or a belief; grounds: "The difficulty of predicting the future is no warrant to ignore it" (Brian Hayes).
b. Something that provides assurance or confirmation; a guarantee or proof: "The kind of uncertainties and ambiguities ... which may damage [his] essays ... are often a warrant of authenticity in [his] fiction" (John Edward Hardy).
3. Authorization or certification; sanction, as given by a superior.
4.
a. A warrant officer.
b. A certificate of appointment given to a warrant officer.
tr.v. war·rant·ed, war·rant·ing, war·rants
1. To provide adequate grounds for; justify or require: What could he have done that would warrant such a punishment?
2.
a. To guarantee (a product).
b. To guarantee (a purchaser) indemnification against damage or loss.
3. Law To guarantee clear title to (real property).

[Middle English warant, from Old North French, of Germanic origin; see wer- in Indo-European roots.]

war′rant·a·bil′i·ty n.
war′rant·a·ble adj.
war′rant·a·bly adv.
war′rant·less adj.

warrant

(ˈwɒrənt)
n
1. anything that gives authority for an action or decision; authorization; sanction
2. (Commerce) a document that certifies or guarantees, such as a receipt for goods stored in a warehouse, a licence, or a commission
3. (Law) law an authorization issued by a magistrate or other official allowing a constable or other officer to search or seize property, arrest a person, or perform some other specified act
4. (Military) (in certain armed services) the official authority for the appointment of warrant officers
5. (Stock Exchange) a security that functions as a stock option by giving the owner the right to buy ordinary shares in a company at a specified date, often at a specified price
vb (tr)
6. to guarantee the quality, condition, etc, of (something)
7. to give authority or power to
8. to attest to or assure the character, worthiness, etc, of
9. (Commerce) to guarantee (a purchaser of merchandise) against loss of, damage to, or misrepresentation concerning the merchandise
10. (Law) law to guarantee (the title to an estate or other property)
11. to declare boldly and confidently
[C13: from Anglo-French warrant, variant of Old French guarant, from guarantir to guarantee, of Germanic origin; compare guaranty]
ˈwarrantable adj
ˌwarrantaˈbility, ˈwarrantableness n
ˈwarrantably adv
ˈwarranter n
ˈwarrantless adj

war•rant

(ˈwɔr ənt, ˈwɒr-)

n.
1. authorization, sanction, or justification.
2. something that serves to give formal assurance of something; a guarantee.
3. something regarded as offering a guarantee or positive assurance of a thing: The cavalry and artillery were sure warrants of success.
4. a document certifying or authorizing something, as a receipt or license.
5. Law. an instrument authorizing an officer to make an arrest, search or seize property, etc.
6. the certificate of authority issued to an officer of the armed forces immediately below the rank of a commissioned officer.
7. a written authorization for the payment or receipt of money.
v.t.
8. to authorize.
9. to give reason or sanction for; justify: Circumstances warrant such measures.
10. to vouch for (often used with a clause): I'll warrant he did!
11. to give a formal assurance to or for; guarantee: to warrant payment.
12. to guarantee the quantity, quality, and other representations of (a product), as to a purchaser.
13. to assure indemnification against loss to.
14. Law. to guarantee title of property to (a grantee).
[1175–1225; Middle English warant < Anglo-French; Old French guarant < Germanic; compare Middle Low German warend, -ent warranty, n. use of present participle of waren to warrant; compare guaranty]

warrant


Past participle: warranted
Gerund: warranting

Imperative
warrant
warrant
Present
I warrant
you warrant
he/she/it warrants
we warrant
you warrant
they warrant
Preterite
I warranted
you warranted
he/she/it warranted
we warranted
you warranted
they warranted
Present Continuous
I am warranting
you are warranting
he/she/it is warranting
we are warranting
you are warranting
they are warranting
Present Perfect
I have warranted
you have warranted
he/she/it has warranted
we have warranted
you have warranted
they have warranted
Past Continuous
I was warranting
you were warranting
he/she/it was warranting
we were warranting
you were warranting
they were warranting
Past Perfect
I had warranted
you had warranted
he/she/it had warranted
we had warranted
you had warranted
they had warranted
Future
I will warrant
you will warrant
he/she/it will warrant
we will warrant
you will warrant
they will warrant
Future Perfect
I will have warranted
you will have warranted
he/she/it will have warranted
we will have warranted
you will have warranted
they will have warranted
Future Continuous
I will be warranting
you will be warranting
he/she/it will be warranting
we will be warranting
you will be warranting
they will be warranting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been warranting
you have been warranting
he/she/it has been warranting
we have been warranting
you have been warranting
they have been warranting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been warranting
you will have been warranting
he/she/it will have been warranting
we will have been warranting
you will have been warranting
they will have been warranting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been warranting
you had been warranting
he/she/it had been warranting
we had been warranting
you had been warranting
they had been warranting
Conditional
I would warrant
you would warrant
he/she/it would warrant
we would warrant
you would warrant
they would warrant
Past Conditional
I would have warranted
you would have warranted
he/she/it would have warranted
we would have warranted
you would have warranted
they would have warranted

warrant

An authorization issued by a judge or magistrate allowing an officer to do something, such as search a premises or arrest a person.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.warrant - a writ from a court commanding police to perform specified actswarrant - a writ from a court commanding police to perform specified acts
search warrant - a warrant authorizing law enforcement officials to search for objects or people involved in the commission of a crime and to produce them in court; the warrant describes the locations where the officials may search
arrest warrant, bench warrant - a warrant authorizing law enforcement officials to apprehend an offender and bring that person to court
death warrant - a warrant to execute the death sentence
lettre de cachet, cachet - a warrant formerly issued by a French king who could warrant imprisonment or death in a signed letter under his seal
reprieve - a warrant granting postponement (usually to postpone the execution of the death sentence)
commutation - a warrant substituting a lesser punishment for a greater one
amnesty, pardon - a warrant granting release from punishment for an offense
judicial writ, writ - (law) a legal document issued by a court or judicial officer
law, jurisprudence - the collection of rules imposed by authority; "civilization presupposes respect for the law"; "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"
2.warrant - a type of security issued by a corporation (usually together with a bond or preferred stock) that gives the holder the right to purchase a certain amount of common stock at a stated pricewarrant - a type of security issued by a corporation (usually together with a bond or preferred stock) that gives the holder the right to purchase a certain amount of common stock at a stated price; "as a sweetener they offered warrants along with the fixed-income securities"
surety, security - property that your creditor can claim in case you default on your obligation; "bankers are reluctant to lend without good security"
perpetual warrant - a warrant with no expiration date
subscription warrant - a warrant that expires on a stipulated date
3.warrant - formal and explicit approval; "a Democrat usually gets the union's endorsement"
commendation, approval - a message expressing a favorable opinion; "words of approval seldom passed his lips"
O.K., okay, okeh, okey, OK - an endorsement; "they gave us the O.K. to go ahead"
visa - an endorsement made in a passport that allows the bearer to enter the country issuing it
nihil obstat - the phrase used by the official censor of the Roman Catholic Church to say that a publication has been examined and contains nothing offensive to the church
4.warrant - a written assurance that some product or service will be provided or will meet certain specificationswarrant - a written assurance that some product or service will be provided or will meet certain specifications
surety, security - a guarantee that an obligation will be met
deposit - a payment given as a guarantee that an obligation will be met
stock warrant - a written certificate that gives the holder the right to purchase shares of a stock for a specified price within a specified period of time
assurance, pledge - a binding commitment to do or give or refrain from something; "an assurance of help when needed"; "signed a pledge never to reveal the secret"
Verb1.warrant - show to be reasonable or provide adequate ground for; "The emergency does not warrant all of us buying guns"; "The end justifies the means"
reassert, confirm - strengthen or make more firm; "The witnesses confirmed the victim's account"
2.warrant - stand behind and guarantee the quality, accuracy, or condition of; "The dealer warrants all the cars he sells"; "I warrant this information"
underwrite, insure, cover - protect by insurance; "The insurance won't cover this"
endorse, indorse, certify - guarantee as meeting a certain standard; "certified grade AAA meat"
back, endorse, indorse, plump for, plunk for, support - be behind; approve of; "He plumped for the Labor Party"; "I backed Kennedy in 1960"

warrant

verb
1. call for, demand, require, merit, rate, commission, earn, deserve, permit, sanction, excuse, justify, license, authorize, entail, necessitate, be worthy of, give ground for The allegations are serious enough to warrant an investigation.
2. guarantee, declare, assure, pledge, promise, maintain, ensure, secure, swear, uphold, underwrite, affirm, certify, attest, vouch, avouch The ship owner must warrant that his vessel is seaworthy.
noun
1. authorization, permit, licence, permission, security, authority, commission, sanction, pledge, warranty, carte blanche Police have issued a warrant for his arrest.
2. justification, reason, grounds, defence, basis, licence, rationale, vindication, authority There is some warrant for his behaviour.
3. ticket, token, coupon, voucher, chit I'll have a travel warrant issued for you later today.

warrant

noun
1. A justifying fact or consideration:
3. Something given to guarantee the repayment of a loan or the fulfillment of an obligation:
4. An assumption of responsibility, as one given by a manufacturer, for the quality, worth, or durability of a product:
5. A declaration that one will or will not do a certain thing:
6. Proof of legal permission to do something:
Idiom: piece of paper.
verb
1. To assure the certainty or validity of:
2. To render certain:
Informal: cinch.
3. To assume responsibility for the quality, worth, or durability of:
4. To be a proper or sufficient occasion for:
Translations
أمْر رَسْمي، إجازَهيُبَرِّر، يُجيزيَضْمَن، يَكْفَل
berettigedommerkendelsegarantere
garantálvégrehajtási parancs
heimild, leyfiréttlætaveîja
orderis
attaisnotgarantētlikt galvu ķīlāorderispilnvara
garantovať
izvršilni nalog
hak kazandırmakhaklı kılmakselâhiyettemin etmekyetki

warrant

[ˈwɒrənt]
A. N
1. (= justification) → justificación f
2. (Comm, Fin) (= certificate, bond) → cédula f, certificado m; (= guarantee) → garantía f
3. (for travel) (= permission) → autorización f; (= permit) → permiso m
4. (Jur) (for seizure of goods) → mandamiento m judicial (also search warrant) → orden f de registro (also arrest warrant) → orden f de detención
there is a warrant out for his arrestse ha ordenado su detención
see also death B
B. VT
1. (= justify, merit) → merecer
his complaint warrants further investigationsu queja merece una investigación más a fondo
her condition did not warrant calling the doctorsu condición no justificaba llamar al médico
the facts do not warrant itlos hechos no lo justifican
2. (Comm) (= guarantee) → garantizar
3. (= assure) → asegurar, garantizar
he didn't do it legally, I'll warrant (you)no lo hizo por la vía legal, te lo aseguro or garantizo
C. CPD warrant officer N (Mil) → suboficial mf (Naut) → contramaestre mf

warrant

[ˈwɒrənt]
n (= legal authorization) → mandat m
an arrest warrant → un mandat d'arrêt
a warrant for sb's arrest → un mandat d'arrêt contre qn
to issue a warrant for sb's arrest → lancer un mandat d'arrêt contre qn
a search warrant → un mandat de perquisition
vt
(= justify, merit) → justifier

warrant

n
(Comm) → Garantie f; (Mil) → Patent nt; (= search warrant)Durchsuchungsbefehl m; (= death warrant)Hinrichtungsbefehl m; a warrant of arrestein Haftbefehl m; there is a warrant out for his arrestgegen ihn ist Haftbefehl erlassen worden (Jur), → er wird steckbrieflich gesucht
(rare) (= justification)Berechtigung f; (= authority)Befugnis f, → Ermächtigung f
vt
(= justify) action etcrechtfertigen; to warrant somebody doing somethingjdn dazu berechtigen, etw zu tun
(= merit)verdienen
(dated inf: = assure) → wetten; I(’ll) warrant (you)ich wette
(= guarantee)gewährleisten; these goods are warranted for three months by the manufacturersfür diese Waren übernimmt der Hersteller eine Garantie von drei Monaten; a pill warranted to cure influenzaeine Pille, die garantiert Grippe heilt

warrant

[ˈwɒrnt]
1. n
a. (Law) (to arrest) → mandato di cattura; (to search) → mandato di perquisizione; (for travel) → buono
there is a warrant out for his arrest → è stato emesso un mandato di cattura nei suoi confronti
b. (justification) → giustificazione f
2. vt
a. (justify, merit) → giustificare
nothing warrants such an assumption → nulla giustifica questa ipotesi
b. (guarantee) → garantire
I'll warrant you he'll be back soon → ti assicuro or garantisco che sarà di ritorno presto

warrant

(ˈworənt) verb
1. to justify. A slight cold does not warrant your staying off work.
2. an old word to state confidently or (be willing to) bet that. I'll warrant he's gone riding instead of doing his work.
noun
something that gives authority, especially a legal document giving the police the authority for searching someone's house, arresting someone etc. The police have a warrant for his arrest.
References in classic literature ?
He seemed to find this case very perplexing, and said if it had not been for grandfather he would have sworn out a warrant against Krajiek.
For the customary attentions of your Marquis of Montcalm--I warrant me, Duncan, that he of Lothian would buy a dozen such marquisates--but if the news of the letter were bad, the gentility of this French monsieur would certainly compel him to let us know it.
Nevertheless, not to be too hard with fair Mistress Alice, I will leave her in your keeping; but I do not warrant you that she shall never have occasion to remember Maule, the carpenter.
Madame Hester would have winced at that, I warrant me.
The following are extracts from Chace's narrative: Every fact seemed to warrant me in concluding that it was anything but chance which directed his operations; he made two several attacks upon the ship, at a short interval between them, both of which, according to their direction, were calculated to do us the most injury, by being made ahead, and thereby combining the speed of the two objects for the shock; to effect which, the exact manoeuvres which he made were necessary.
Meantime, the hoisted sperm whale's head jogged about very violently, and Gabriel was seen eyeing it with rather more apprehensiveness than his archangel nature seemed to warrant.
The inquest cleared the horse's character, and your lordship's recommendation, or mine, would be sufficient warrant for him.
They felt that all was lost; they sat like prisoners summoned to hear the reading of their death warrant.
That fellow will be down on the scent bright and early tomorrow morning: if 't was only the woman, she could lie quiet till it was over; but that little chap can't be kept still by a troop of horse and foot, I'll warrant me; he'll bring it all out, popping his head out of some window or door.
In the hush which followed, our crime was recited, the death warrant read, then everybody uncovered while a priest uttered a prayer.
There was a warrant issued for her arrest, but it was never served.
But he had fancied her in love with him; that evidently must have been his dependence; and after raving a little about the seeming incongruity of gentle manners and a conceited head, Emma was obliged in common honesty to stop and admit that her own behaviour to him had been so complaisant and obliging, so full of courtesy and attention, as (supposing her real motive unperceived) might warrant a man of ordinary observation and delicacy, like Mr.