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Definitions of warrant

  1. To guarantee; give assurance to; authorize; declare as certain; make secure; give just ground for or to. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  2. To authorise; justify; assure; obtain a writ against. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  3. To guarantee the quality or character of; assure; justify. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  4. To authorize; to maintain; to support by authority or proof; to justify; to secure; to pledge one's self for; to declare with assurance; to secure to a grantee an estate granted; to secure to a purchaser the good quality of the goods sold. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  5. To authorise; to justify; to assure; to secure to, as to a purchaser the quantity and quality of the goods sold as represented. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  6. a 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. Wordnet Dictionary DB
  7. stand behind and guarantee the quality, accuracy, or condition of; "The dealer warrants all the cars he sells"; "I warrant this information" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  8. show to be reasonable or provide adequate ground for; "The emergency does not warrant all of us buying guns"; "The end justifies the means" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  9. In law and common usage: to undertake or engage for the payment of (a debt) or the performance of (a duty) by another person; to undertake to secure (a possession, right, claim, etc.) to another against a specified contingency, or at all avents; to give a guarantee concerning; to engage, assure, or secure as a thing that may be depended on; to warrant; as, to guarantee the execution of a treaty. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. That which warrants or authorizes; a commission giving authority, or justifying the doing of anything; an act, instrument, or obligation, by which one person authorizes another to do something which he has not otherwise a right to do; an act or instrument investing one with a right or authority, and thus securing him from loss or damage; commission; authority. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. A writing which authorizes a person to receive money or other thing. Webster Dictionary DB
  12. A precept issued by a magistrate authorizing an officer to make an arrest, a seizure, or a search, or do other acts incident to the administration of justice. Webster Dictionary DB
  13. An official certificate of appointment issued to an officer of lower rank than a commissioned officer. See Warrant officer, below. Newage Dictionary DB
  14. That which vouches or insures for anything; guaranty; security. Webster Dictionary DB
  15. That which attests or proves; a voucher. Webster Dictionary DB
  16. Right; legality; allowance. Webster Dictionary DB
  17. To make secure; to give assurance against harm; to guarantee safety to; to give authority or power to do, or forbear to do, anything by which the person authorized is secured, or saved harmless, from any loss or damage by his action. Webster Dictionary DB
  18. To support by authority or proof; to justify; to maintain; to sanction; as, reason warrants it. Webster Dictionary DB
  19. To give a warrant or warranty to; to assure as if by giving a warrant to. Webster Dictionary DB
  20. To secure to, as a grantee, an estate granted; to assure. Webster Dictionary DB
  21. To secure to, as a purchaser of goods, the title to the same; to indemnify against loss. Webster Dictionary DB
  22. To secure to, as a purchaser, the quality or quantity of the goods sold, as represented. See Warranty, n., 2. Webster Dictionary DB
  23. To assure, as a thing sold, to the purchaser; that is, to engage that the thing is what it appears, or is represented, to be, which implies a covenant to make good any defect or loss incurred by it. Webster Dictionary DB
  24. See search warrant or arrest warrant.
  25. An official certificate of appointment issued to an officer of lower rank than a commissioned officer. See officer, below. Webster Dictionary DB
  26. An official paper giving authority; a writ or order for arresting a person; that which vouches for or guarantees anything; just ground; as, he acted without warrant; in the army, a certificate of rank or appointment issued to one of lower rank than a commissioned officer. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  27. Warranter, warrantor. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  28. That which warrants or authorizes: a commission giving authority: a writ for arresting a person: security. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  29. A commission; writ for arresting; summons; voucher; authority. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  30. A judicial writ authorizing arrest, search, seizure, etc. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  31. A voucher; guaranty; sanction. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  32. An act, instrument, or obligation by which one person authorizes another to do something which he has not otherwise a right to do; authority; power that authorizes or justifies any act; a commission giving authority; a voucher; that which attests or proves; right; a writing which authorizes a person to receive money or other thing; a writ of authority inferior to a commission. Warrant of attorney, a written authority given by a client to his attorney to appear for him. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  33. A written document conferring some right or authority; that which authorises or justifies an act; that which vouches or insures for anything. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  34. Warrantably. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  35. Warrantable. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.

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Usage examples for warrant

  1. They are a splendid lot of people and in most excellent condition, much better than the appearance of the country here would warrant – McKinlay's Journal of Exploration in the Interior of Australia by John McKinlay
  2. That was enough to warrant his being watched, although we did nothing for several days except to see that he got no further information. – Ted Marsh on an Important Mission by Elmer Sherwood
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