What does warrant mean?

Definitions for warrant
ˈwɔr ənt, ˈwɒr-war·rant

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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"

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

  15. 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.]


  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Warrant

    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.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. warrant

    A writ of authority, inferior to a commission; in former days it was the name given to the deed conferring power on those officers appointed by the navy board, while those granted by the admiralty were styled commissions. Also, a document, under proper authority, for the assembling of a court-martial, punishment, execution, &c. Also, a tabulated regulation for cutting standing and running rigging, as well as for supply of general stores, as warranted by the admiralty.--Brown-paper warrants. Those given by a captain, and which he can cancel.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. warrant

    A certificate of rank issued by commissioned officers. See Officers, Warrant-.

  2. warrant

    In Great Britain, is a royal ordinance on any matter relating to the army.

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

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of warrant in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of warrant in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of warrant in a Sentence

  1. Munir Basit:

    He has received his black warrant in the concerned jail.

  2. Elizabeth Saarel:

    Really, I think it does warrant a discussion with your doctor.

  3. Michael Tran:

    It's not that bad out there. It doesn't warrant a 20 % decline.

  4. Andr Gide:

    There are very few monsters who warrant the fear we have of them.

  5. Nina Totenberg:

    The FBI didn't have enough for a search warrant, so that was that.

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  • مذكرةArabic
  • ručitCzech
  • Nachweis, garantierenGerman
  • ένταλμαGreek
  • garantizar, orden, cédula, garantíaSpanish
  • suojelija, valtakirja, warrantti, määräys, katsastustodistus, merkintäoikeus, valtuutus, todistusFinnish
  • mandat, mandat de conformitéFrench
  • barrantachd, urras, barrantaichScottish Gaelic
  • צוHebrew
  • 値するJapanese
  • гарантираMacedonian
  • waranMalay
  • garanderenDutch
  • forsikre, garantereNorwegian
  • nakaz, gwarantowaćPolish
  • garantirPortuguese
  • гара́нтия, о́рдер, гаранти́ровать, руча́ться, правомо́чие, защи́тник, поручи́ться, полномо́чие, манда́т, купо́н, варра́нтRussian
  • nalogSerbo-Croatian
  • garanti etmek, güvence vermek, teminat vermekTurkish

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