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NOUN (4)

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

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;
- Example: "as a sweetener they offered warrants along with the fixed-income securities"
[syn: warrant, stock warrant, stock-purchase warrant]

3. formal and explicit approval;
- Example: "a Democrat usually gets the union's endorsement"
[syn: sanction, countenance, endorsement, indorsement, warrant, imprimatur]

4. a written assurance that some product or service will be provided or will meet certain specifications;
[syn: guarantee, warrant, warrantee, warranty]


VERB (2)

1. show to be reasonable or provide adequate ground for;
- Example: "The emergency does not warrant all of us buying guns"
- Example: "The end justifies the means"
[syn: justify, warrant]

2. stand behind and guarantee the quality, accuracy, or condition of;
- Example: "The dealer warrants all the cars he sells"
- Example: "I warrant this information"
[syn: guarantee, warrant]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Warrant \War"rant\, 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[aum]hren; akin to OFries. wera. Cf. Guarantee.] [1913 Webster] 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: [1913 Webster] (a) A writing which authorizes a person to receive money or other thing. [1913 Webster] (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 justice. [1913 Webster] (c) (Mil. & Nav.) An official certificate of appointment issued to an officer of lower rank than a commissioned officer. See Warrant officer, below. [1913 Webster] 2. That which vouches or insures for anything; guaranty; security. [1913 Webster] I give thee warrant of thy place. --Shak. [1913 Webster] His worth is warrant for his welcome hither. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 3. That which attests or proves; a voucher. [1913 Webster] 4. Right; legality; allowance. [Obs.] --Shak. [1913 Webster] Bench warrant. (Law) See in the Vocabulary. Dock warrant (Com.), a customhouse license or authority. General warrant. (Law) See under General. Land warrant. See under Land. Search warrant. (Law) See under Search, n. 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. Warrant officer, 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. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Warrant \War"rant\, 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, n.] [1913 Webster] 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 action. [1913 Webster] That show I first my body to warrant. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster] I'll warrant him from drowning. --Shak. [1913 Webster] In a place Less warranted than this, or less secure, I can not be. --Milton. [1913 Webster] 2. To support by authority or proof; to justify; to maintain; to sanction; as, reason warrants it. [1913 Webster] True fortitude is seen in great exploits, That justice warrants, and that wisdom guides. --Addison. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster] 3. To give a warrant or warranty to; to assure as if by giving a warrant to. [1913 Webster] [My neck is] as smooth as silk, I warrant ye. --L' Estrange. [1913 Webster] 4. (Law) (a) To secure to, as a grantee, an estate granted; to assure. (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, n., 2. (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. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Attorney \At*tor"ney\, n.; pl. Attorneys. [OE. aturneye, OF. atorn['e], p. p. of atorner: cf. LL. atturnatus, attornatus, fr. attornare. See Attorn.] 1. A substitute; a proxy; an agent. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] And will have no attorney but myself. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. (Law) (a) One who is legally appointed by another to transact any business for him; an attorney in fact. (b) A legal agent qualified to act for suitors and defendants in legal proceedings; an attorney at law. [1913 Webster] Note: An attorney is either public or private. A private attorney, or an attorney in fact, is a person appointed by another, by a letter or power of attorney, to transact any business for him out of court; but in a more extended sense, this class includes any agent employed in any business, or to do any act in pais, for another. A public attorney, or attorney at law, is a practitioner in a court of law, legally qualified to prosecute and defend actions in such court, on the retainer of clients. --Bouvier. -- The attorney at law answers to the procurator of the civilians, to the solicitor in chancery, and to the proctor in the ecclesiastical and admiralty courts, and all of these are comprehended under the more general term lawyer. In Great Britain and in some states of the United States, attorneys are distinguished from counselors in that the business of the former is to carry on the practical and formal parts of the suit. In many states of the United States however, no such distinction exists. In England, since 1873, attorneys at law are by statute called solicitors. [1913 Webster] A power, letter, or warrant, of attorney, a written authority from one person empowering another to transact business for him. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

warrant n 1: a writ from a court commanding police to perform specified acts 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: warrant, stock warrant, stock-purchase warrant] 3: formal and explicit approval; "a Democrat usually gets the union's endorsement" [syn: sanction, countenance, endorsement, indorsement, warrant, imprimatur] 4: a written assurance that some product or service will be provided or will meet certain specifications [syn: guarantee, warrant, warrantee, warranty] v 1: show to be reasonable or provide adequate ground for; "The emergency does not warrant all of us buying guns"; "The end justifies the means" [syn: justify, warrant] 2: stand behind and guarantee the quality, accuracy, or condition of; "The dealer warrants all the cars he sells"; "I warrant this information" [syn: guarantee, warrant]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

403 Moby Thesaurus words for "warrant": Bible oath, CD, IOU, John Hancock, MO, OK, accept, acceptance, acceptance bill, account for, accredit, acknowledge, acknowledgment, acquittance, admit, affidavit, affirm, affirmance, affirmation, agency, agentship, agree provisionally, allege, allow, amen, and candle, approbation, approval, approve, argue, assent grudgingly, assert, assert under oath, asseverate, assign, assignment, assurance, assure, attest, attestation, authenticate, authentication, authority, authorization, authorize, autograph, aver, avouch, avow, back, back up, bank acceptance, bank check, basis, be sponsor for, bear out, bear witness, bench warrant, bill, bill of draft, bill of exchange, bill of health, blank check, bolster, bond, book, brevet, building permit, buttress, call, callable securities, canceled check, capias, care, carte blanche, cats and dogs, cause, caveat, certificate, certificate of deposit, certificate of proficiency, certification, certified check, certify, charge, charter, check, checkbook, cheque, circumstantiate, claim, clear, clearance, commercial paper, commission, commissioning, commit, commitment, concede, confess, confirm, confirmation, consign, consignment, contend, copyright, corporation securities, corroborate, cosign, countenance, countersecure, countersign, countersignature, credential, cry sour grapes, cure, death warrant, debenture, declare, defend, delegate, delegated authority, delegation, demand bill, demand draft, depone, depose, deposition, deputation, depute, deputize, destigmatize, detach, detail, devolute, devolution, devolve, devolve upon, devolvement, diploma, discharge, disclose, dispensation, do justice to, document, draft, due bill, earnest, embassy, empower, empowerment, enable, enabling, endorse, endorsement, enfranchise, enfranchisement, ensure, entitle, entitlement, entrust, entrusting, entrustment, errand, exchequer bill, exculpate, executorship, exequatur, explain, express general agreement, express the belief, extrajudicial oath, factorship, favor, fiat, fieri facias, fishing license, foreign securities, fortify, foundation, franchise, freedom, full power, futures contract, give evidence, give in charge, give official sanction, give permission, give power, give the go-ahead, give the imprimatur, give thumbs up, go along with, go-ahead, good reason, government securities, grant, green light, ground, grounds, guarantee, guaranty, habere facias possessionem, hunting license, immunity, imprimatur, indemnity, indulgence, initial, injunction, insurance, insure, interdict, ironclad oath, judicial oath, junior securities, jurisdiction, justify, kiss the book, legalize, legation, legitimize, letter of credit, liberty, license, lieutenancy, listed securities, loyalty oath, make a promise, mandamus, mandate, mandatory injunction, marketable securities, material basis, mission, mittimus, money order, municipal securities, navicert, need, negotiable instrument, negotiable securities, nihil obstat, nisi prius, nod, noncallable securities, not oppose, notarization, notarize, notarized statement, note, note of hand, notice, notification, oath, oath of allegiance, oath of office, office, official oath, okay, outstanding securities, over-the-counter securities, own, paper, pass, pass on, pass upon, patent, pawn, permission, permit, pledge, plenipotentiary power, plight, portfolio, post, postal order, power of attorney, power to act, precept, privilege, probate, process, procuration, profess, prohibitory injunction, promise, promissory note, prove, proxy, purge, purview, quittance, ratification, ratify, rationalize, reason, receipt, receipt in full, recognize, regency, regentship, rehabilitate, reinforce, reinstate, release, require, responsibility, restore, right, rubber stamp, sanction, say amen to, seal, search warrant, second, secure, securities, security, send out, senior securities, sheepskin, short-term note, sight bill, sight draft, sigil, sign, sign and seal, sign for, signature, signet, solemn declaration, solemn oath, special favor, sponsor, stamp, stamp of approval, stand behind, stand up for, state, stipulate, stocks and bonds, strengthen, subject to call, subpoena, subscribe to, subscription, substance, substantiate, summons, support, surety, sustain, swear, swear and affirm, swear by bell, swear to, swear to God, swear to goodness, sworn statement, task, test oath, testamur, testify, testimonial, the nod, ticket, tie, time bill, time draft, token, trade acceptance, transfer, treasury bill, treasury bond, treasury certificate, treasury note, troth, trust, trusteeship, undergird, undersign, underwrite, undigested securities, unregistered securities, uphold, validate, validation, verify, vicarious authority, vindicate, visa, vise, vouch, voucher, vow, warrant of arrest, warrant of attorney, warranty, witness, word, writ, yield
Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856):

WARRANT, crim. law, Practice. A writ issued by a justice of the peace or other authorized officer, directed to a constable or other proper person, requiring him to arrest a person therein named, charged with committing some offence, and to bring him before that or some other justice of the peace. 2. It should regularly be made under the hand and seal of the justice and dated. No warrant ought to be issued except upon the oath or affirmation of a witness charging the defendant with, the offence. 3 Binn. Rep. 88. 3. The reprehensible practice of issuing blank warrants which once prevailed in England, was never adopted here. 2 Russ. on Cr. 512; Ld. Raym. 546; 1 Salk. 175; 1 H. Bl. R. 13; Doct. Pl. 529; Wood's Inst. 84; Com. Dig. Forcible Entry, D 18, 19; Id. Imprisonment, H 6,; Id. Pleader, 3 K 26; Id. Pleader, 3 M 23. Vide Search warrant. 4. A bench warrant is a process granted by a court authorizing a proper officer to apprehend and bring before it some on charged with some contempt, crime or misdemeanor. See Bench warrant. 5. A search warrant is a process issued by a competent court or officer authorizing an officer therein named or described, to examine a house or other place for the purpose of finding goods which it is alleged have been stolen. See Search warrant.