Definitions for warrantˈwɔr ənt, ˈwɒr-

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

war•rantˈwɔr 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.

    Category: Law

  6. the certificate of authority issued to an officer of the armed forces immediately below the rank of a commissioned officer.

    Category: Military

  7. a written authorization for the payment or receipt of money.

    Category: Business

  8. (v.t.)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.

    Category: Business

  14. Law. to guarantee title of property to (a grantee).

    Category: Law

Origin of warrant:

1175–1225; ME warant < AF; OF guarant < Gmc; cf. MLG warend, -ent warranty, n. use of prp. of waren to warrant; cf. guaranty

Princeton's WordNet

  1. warrant(noun)

    a writ from a court commanding police to perform specified acts

  2. warrant, stock warrant, stock-purchase warrant(noun)

    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"

  3. sanction, countenance, endorsement, indorsement, warrant, imprimatur(noun)

    formal and explicit approval

    "a Democrat usually gets the union's endorsement"

  4. guarantee, warrant, warrantee, warranty(verb)

    a written assurance that some product or service will be provided or will meet certain specifications

  5. justify, warrant(verb)

    show to be reasonable or provide adequate ground for

    "The emergency does not warrant all of us buying guns"; "The end justifies the means"

  6. guarantee, warrant(verb)

    stand behind and guarantee the quality, accuracy, or condition of

    "The dealer warrants all the cars he sells"; "I warrant this information"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. warrant(noun)ˈwɔr ənt, ˈwɒr-

    a legal document giving permission to search private property

    You can't come in without a warrant.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Warrant(noun)

    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

  2. Warrant(noun)

    a writing which authorizes a person to receive money or other thing

  3. Warrant(noun)

    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

  4. Warrant(noun)

    an official certificate of appointment issued to an officer of lower rank than a commissioned officer. See Warrant officer, below

  5. Warrant(noun)

    that which vouches or insures for anything; guaranty; security

  6. Warrant(noun)

    that which attests or proves; a voucher

  7. Warrant(noun)

    right; legality; allowance

  8. Warrant(noun)

    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

  9. Warrant(noun)

    to support by authority or proof; to justify; to maintain; to sanction; as, reason warrants it

  10. Warrant(noun)

    to give a warrant or warranty to; to assure as if by giving a warrant to

  11. Warrant(noun)

    to secure to, as a grantee, an estate granted; to assure

  12. Warrant(noun)

    to secure to, as a purchaser of goods, the title to the same; to indemnify against loss

  13. Warrant(noun)

    to secure to, as a purchaser, the quality or quantity of the goods sold, as represented. See Warranty, n., 2

  14. Warrant(noun)

    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

Freebase

  1. Warrant

    Warrant is an American hard rock band from Hollywood, California, that experienced success from 1989–1996 with five albums reaching international sales of over 10 million. The band first came into the national spotlight with their Double Platinum debut album Dirty Rotten Filthy Stinking Rich, and one of its singles, "Heaven," reached No. 1 in Rolling Stone and No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100. The band continued its success in the early 1990s with the Double Platinum album Cherry Pie which provided the hit album titled song and music video. Following the critically acclaimed Gold album Dog Eat Dog the band started to experience frequent changes to the line-up and despite the drop in popularity with the arrival of grunge, they released Ultraphobic in 1995 and a successful best of album in 1996. The band also changed their musical direction with the release of the grunge influenced Belly to Belly in 96, but returned to their roots very quickly by the end of the decade. The band experienced highs and lows in the 2000s with successful tours, a new covers album Under the Influence, lead singer Jani Lane leaving, a brand new Born Again album with new singer Jaime St. James and a brief reunion of the original line up. Into the new decade former lead singer and main song writer Jani Lane died.

British National Corpus

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    Rank popularity for the word 'warrant' in Nouns Frequency: #2897


Translations for warrant

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

warrant(verb)

to justify

A slight cold does not warrant your staying off work.

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