1 a writ from a court commanding police to perform specified acts
2 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" [syn: stock warrant, stock-purchase warrant]
3 formal and explicit approval; "a Democrat usually gets the union's endorsement" [syn: sanction, countenance, endorsement, indorsement, imprimatur]
4 a written assurance that some product or service will be provided or will meet certain specifications [syn: guarantee, warrantee, warranty]
1 show to be reasonable or provide adequate ground for; "The emergency does not warrant all of us buying guns"; "The end justifies the means" [syn: justify]
2 stand behind and guarantee the quality, accuracy, or condition of; "The dealer warrants all the cars he sells"; "I warrant this information" [syn: guarantee]
- a UK /ˈwɒɹənt/
Etymology 1From Old Northern French warant, warand ( = etyl fro guarant > modern garant), present participle of a Romance verb from etyl frk *|warjan.
- Authorization or certification; sanction, as given by a superior.
- Something that provides assurance or confirmation; a guarantee
or proof: a warrant of authenticity; a warrant for success.
- He almost gives his failings as a warrant for his greatness (Garry Wills).
- An order that serves as authorization, especially: A voucher authorizing payment or receipt of money.
- A judicial writ authorizing an officer to make a search, seizure, or arrest or to execute a judgment.
- A warrant officer.
- A certificate of appointment given to a warrant officer.
Etymology 2From Old Northern French warantir, warandir ( = etyl fro guarantir > modern garantir), a Romance formation from the noun, Etymology 1, above.
- obsolete transitive To protect, keep safe (from
- 1603, John Florio, translating Michel de Montaigne, Essays,
Folio Society 2006, vol. 1 p. 44:
- all honest meanes for a man to warrant himselfe from evils are not onely tolerable, but commendable.
- 1603, John Florio, translating Michel de Montaigne, Essays, Folio Society 2006, vol. 1 p. 44:
- To guarantee
(something) to be (of a specified quality, value etc.).
- I warrant it genuine, sir.
- To guarantee as
being true; italbrac colloquially to believe
- That tree is going to fall, I'll warrant.
- To authorize; to
give (someone) warrant or sanction (to do something).
- I am warranted to search these premises fully.
- To justify; to give
- Circumstances arose that warranted the use of lethal force.
- Czech: ručit
Warrant has several meanings:
- Warrant (law), a form of authorization, such as
- Warrant (finance), a right, without obligation, to buy or sell something at an agreed price
- Payroll check, in the military and government entities, sometimes referred to as warrants that are not drawn against a deposit account.
- In epistemology, the theory of justification deals with understanding how beliefs can be justified or warranted.
- Warrant (American band), a Glam Metal band from Los Angeles, California
- Warrant (German band), a German speed metal band that formed in 1983.
- Warrant (town meeting), a document used to call and outline a town meeting.
- Warrant (1975 film), an Indian Hindi-language film directed by Pramod Chakravorty
- A type of promise or guarantee, often given as part of a deed or contract. For example, a contract to sell a house might include a clause such as, "The seller does warrant that they are the owner of the property, and have the legal authority to sell the property under the terms of this contract."
See also: Warranty
warrant in Spanish: Warrant (desambiguación)
warrant in Indonesian: Waran
warrant in Dutch: Dwangbevel
warrant in Portuguese: Warrant
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