warranted


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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.

warranted

(ˈwɒrəntɪd)
adj
justified
Translations

warranted

[ˈwɒrəntɪd] ADJ
1. (= justified) [action, remark] → justificado
that wasn't warranted!¡ese comentario está de sobra!
2. (Comm) [goods] → garantizado
"warranted 18 carat gold"certificado de oro de 18 quilates

warranted

[ˈwɒrəntɪd] adjjustifié(e)warrant officer n
(in army)adjudant(e) m/f; (in navy)premier-maître m

warranted

adj (= justifiable) fearsberechtigt

warranted

[ˈwɒrntɪd] adj (action, remark) → giustificato/a (Comm) (goods) → garantito/a
References in classic literature ?
With energetic raps at the shop-window, Hepzibah summoned the man in, and made purchase of what he warranted as the finest mackerel in his cart, and as fat a one as ever he felt with his finger so early in the season.
The neighbors looked upon him with a mixture of awe, admiration, and good-will; and, when any madcap prank or rustic brawl occurred in the vicinity, always shook their heads, and warranted Brom Bones was at the bottom of it.
His pure tight skin was an excellent fit; and closely wrapped up in it, and embalmed with inner health and strength, like a revivified Egyptian, this Starbuck seemed prepared to endure for long ages to come, and to endure always, as now; for be it Polar snow or torrid sun, like a patent chronometer, his interior vitality was warranted to do well in all climates.