a writ from a court commanding police to perform specified acts
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"
sanction, countenance, endorsement, indorsement, warrant, imprimatur(noun)
formal and explicit approval
"a Democrat usually gets the union's endorsement"
guarantee, warrant, warrantee, warranty(verb)
a written assurance that some product or service will be provided or will meet certain specifications
show to be reasonable or provide adequate ground for
"The emergency does not warrant all of us buying guns"; "The end justifies the means"
stand behind and guarantee the quality, accuracy, or condition of
"The dealer warrants all the cars he sells"; "I warrant this information"
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
a writing which authorizes a person to receive money or other thing
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
an official certificate of appointment issued to an officer of lower rank than a commissioned officer. See Warrant officer, below
that which vouches or insures for anything; guaranty; security
that which attests or proves; a voucher
right; legality; allowance
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
to support by authority or proof; to justify; to maintain; to sanction; as, reason warrants it
to give a warrant or warranty to; to assure as if by giving a warrant to
to secure to, as a grantee, an estate granted; to assure
to secure to, as a purchaser of goods, the title to the same; to indemnify against loss
to secure to, as a purchaser, the quality or quantity of the goods sold, as represented. See Warranty, n., 2
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
Origin: [OE. waranten, OF. warantir, garantir, guarantir, garentir, garandir, F. garantir to warrant, fr. OF. warant, garant, guarant, a warrant, a protector, a defender, F. garant. 142. See Warrant, n.]
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.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
wor′ant, v.t. to guarantee or make secure: to give assurance against harm to: to authorise: to maintain: to assure.—n. that which warrants or authorises: a commission giving authority: a writ for arresting a person or for carrying a judgment into execution: security: in the army and navy, a writ or authority inferior to a commission: in coal-mining, under-clay.—n. Warr′andice (Scot.), warranty, a clause in a deed by which the grantor binds himself to make good to the grantee the right conveyed.—adj. Warr′antable, authorised by warrant or right: justifiable: of sufficient age to be hunted.—n. Warr′antableness.—adv. Warr′antably.—adj. Warr′anted.—ns. Warr′antee, one to whom warrant is given; Warr′anter, -or, one who warrants; Warr′anting; Warr′antise (Shak.), warrant, authority: promise; Warr′ant-off′icer, in the army and navy, an officer holding a warrant, being the highest rank open to seamen and ordinary soldiers under ordinary circumstances; Warr′anty, a legal warrant or deed of security: a guarantee: authority.—Warrant of arrest, attachment, a writ authorising the arrest of a person or the seizure of property.—Distress warrant, warrant authorising distraining of goods; General warrant, a warrant directed against suspected persons generally; General warranty, a warranty against the claims of all and every person; Justice's warrant, warrant of a justice of the peace to arrest a suspected criminal; Special warranty, warrant against the claims of a particular person. [O. Fr. warantir (Fr. garantir), perh. conn. with warir, to defend—Old High Ger. warjan, werjan.]
British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'warrant' in Nouns Frequency: #2897
The numerical value of warrant in Chaldean Numerology is: 3
The numerical value of warrant in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
There are very few monsters who warrant the fear we have of them.
This is an age in which one cannot find common sense without a search warrant.
If you don't do it now, the arrest warrant will go next time, that is how it looks, like a warning.
I need no warrant for being, and no word of sanction upon my being. I am the warrant and the sanction.
Had ICE sought the requested legal order or warrant, San Francisco Sheriff's Department naturally and always would have complied if that legal order or warrant would have been presented to us.
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From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- Nachweis, garantierenGerman
- garantizar, orden, cédula, garantíaSpanish
- suojelija, valtakirja, warrantti, määräys, katsastustodistus, merkintäoikeus, valtuutus, todistusFinnish
- mandat, mandat de conformitéFrench
- barrantachd, urras, barrantaichScottish Gaelic
- forsikre, garantereNorwegian
- nakaz, gwarantowaćPolish
- гара́нтия, о́рдер, гаранти́ровать, руча́ться, правомо́чие, защи́тник, поручи́ться, полномо́чие, манда́т, купо́н, варра́нтRussian
- garanti etmek, güvence vermek, teminat vermekTurkish
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