Definition of Warrant

1. Noun. A writ from a court commanding police to perform specified acts.




2. Verb. Show to be reasonable or provide adequate ground for. "The end justifies the means"

3. 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"
Exact synonyms: Stock Warrant, Stock-purchase Warrant
Generic synonyms: Security, Surety
Specialized synonyms: Perpetual Warrant, Subscription Warrant

4. Verb. Stand behind and guarantee the quality, accuracy, or condition of. "I warrant this information"
Exact synonyms: Guarantee
Specialized synonyms: Cover, Insure, Underwrite, Certify, Endorse, Indorse
Generic synonyms: Back, Endorse, Indorse, Plump For, Plunk For, Support
Derivative terms: Guarantee, Guarantee, Guarantor, Warrantee, Warranter, Warrantor

5. Noun. Formal and explicit approval. "A Democrat usually gets the union's endorsement"
Exact synonyms: Countenance, Endorsement, Imprimatur, Indorsement, Sanction
Generic synonyms: Approval, Commendation
Specialized synonyms: O.k., Ok, Okay, Okeh, Okey, Visa, Nihil Obstat
Derivative terms: Countenance, Endorse, Indorse, Sanction, Sanction

6. Noun. A written assurance that some product or service will be provided or will meet certain specifications.
Exact synonyms: Guarantee, Warrantee, Warranty
Specialized synonyms: Security, Surety, Deposit, Stock Warrant
Generic synonyms: Assurance, Pledge
Derivative terms: Guarantee, Guarantee

Definition of Warrant

1. n. 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. v. t. 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.

3. n. 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.

4. v. t. 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.

Definition of Warrant

1. Noun. (obsolete) A protector or defender. ¹

2. Noun. Authorization or certification; sanction, as given by a superior. ¹

3. Noun. Something that provides assurance or confirmation; a guarantee or proof: a warrant of authenticity; a warrant for success. ¹

4. Noun. An order that serves as authorization, especially: A voucher authorizing payment or receipt of money. ¹

5. Noun. (legal) A judicial writ authorizing an officer to make a search, seizure, or arrest or to execute a judgment. ¹

6. Noun. A warrant officer. ¹

7. Noun. A certificate of appointment given to a warrant officer. ¹

8. Noun. (finance) An option, usually with a term at issue greater than a year, usually issued together with another security, to buy other securities of the issuer. ¹

9. Noun. (New Zealand) A Warrant of Fitness; a document certifying that a motor vehicle meets certain standards of safety and mechanical soundness. ¹

10. Verb. (obsolete transitive) To protect, keep safe (from danger). ¹

11. Verb. (transitive) To guarantee (something) to be (of a specified quality, value etc.). ¹

12. Verb. (transitive) To guarantee as being true; (qualifier colloquially) to believe strongly. ¹

13. Verb. (obsolete transitive) To give (someone) a guarantee or assurance (of something); also, with double object, to guarantee (someone something). ¹

14. Verb. (transitive) To authorize; to give (someone) warrant or sanction (to do something). ¹

15. Verb. (transitive) To justify; to give grounds for. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Warrant

1. to give authority to [v -ED, -ING, -S]

Medical Definition of Warrant

1. 1. That which warrants or authorises; a commission giving authority, or justifying the doing of anything; an act, instrument, or obligation, by which one person authorises 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 writing which authorises a person to receive money or other thing. A precept issued by a magistrate authorising 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. 2. That which vouches or insures for anything; guaranty; security. "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. Bench warrant. A special warrant from the crown, authorising a party to appoint an attorney to sue or defend for him. 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. Origin: OE. Warant, OF. Warant a warrant, a defender, protector, F. Garant, originally a p. Pr. Pf German origin, fr. OHG. Weren to grant, warrant, G. Gewahren; akin to OFries. Wera. Cf. Guarantee. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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