Found 3 items, similar to Warrant.
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English → English
n 1: a writ from a court commanding police to perform specified
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
4: a written assurance that some product or service will be
provided or will meet certain specifications [syn: guarantee
v 1: show to be reasonable or provide adequate ground for; “The
emergency does not warrant all of us buying guns”
end justifies the means”
2: stand behind and guarantee the quality, accuracy, or
condition of; “The dealer warrants all the cars he sells”
“I warrant this information”
English → English
, n. [OE. warant, OF. warant a warrant, a
defender, protector, F. garant, originally a p. pr. pf German
origin, fr. OHG. wer[=e]n to grant, warrant, G. gew["a]hren;
akin to OFries. wera. Cf. Guarantee
1. 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. Specifically:
(a) A writing which authorizes a person to receive money
or other thing.
(b) (Law) 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
(c) (Mil. & Nav.) An official certificate of appointment
issued to an officer of lower rank than a commissioned
officer. See Warrant officer
2. That which vouches or insures for anything; guaranty;
I give thee warrant of thy place. --Shak.
His worth is warrant for his welcome hither. --Shak.
3. That which attests or proves; a voucher.
4. Right; legality; allowance. [Obs.] --Shak.
. (Law) See in the Vocabulary.
(Com.), a customhouse license or authority.
. (Law) See under General
. See under Land
. (Law) See under Search
Warrant of attorney
(Law), written authority given by one
person to another empowering him to transact business for
him; specifically, written authority given by a client to
his attorney to appear for him in court, and to suffer
judgment to pass against him by confession in favor of
some specified person. --Bouvier.
, a noncommissioned officer, as a sergeant,
corporal, bandmaster, etc., in the army, or a
quartermaster, gunner, boatswain, etc., in the navy.
Warrant to sue and defend
(a) (O. Eng. Law) A special warrant from the crown,
authorizing a party to appoint an attorney to sue or
defend for him.
(b) A special authority given by a party to his attorney
to commence a suit, or to appear and defend a suit in
his behalf. This warrant is now disused. --Burrill.
, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Warranted
; p. pr. &
vb. n. Warranting
.] [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. [root]142. See Warrant
1. 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
That show I first my body to warrant. --Chaucer.
I'll warrant him from drowning. --Shak.
In a place
Less warranted than this, or less secure,
I can not be. --Milton.
2. To support by authority or proof; to justify; to maintain;
to sanction; as, reason warrants it.
True fortitude is seen in great exploits,
That justice warrants, and that wisdom guides.
How little while it is since he went forth out of
his study, -- chewing a Hebrew text of Scripture in
his mouth, I warrant. --Hawthorne.
3. To give a warrant or warranty to; to assure as if by
giving a warrant to.
[My neck is] as smooth as silk, I warrant ye. --L'
(a) To secure to, as a grantee, an estate granted; to
(b) To secure to, as a purchaser of goods, the title to
the same; to indemnify against loss.
(c) To secure to, as a purchaser, the quality or quantity
of the goods sold, as represented. See Warranty
(d) 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.