Adjective "warrant" definition and examples

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Definitions and examples


A document issued by a legal or government official authorizing the police or another body to make an arrest, search premises, or carry out some other action relating to the administration of justice.
  1. 'an extradition warrant'
  2. 'On Monday, the judge who signed the warrants is expected to appoint public defenders for each of the accused.'
  3. 'Moreover, he wrote, the failure to get a warrant was not justified.'
  4. 'Where a malfunctioning alarm has been going for more than 20 minutes, council officers will be able to apply for a warrant to use force to gain entry to a house and silence it.'
  5. 'Now she was not only in the States illegally, the police had issued a warrant for her arrest after an antiwar protest that turned ugly.'
  6. 'On receipt of the authority to proceed the metropolitan magistrate may issue a warrant for the arrest of the person specified.'
  7. 'He disclosed that police had ignored a warrant for Mason's arrest that was issued after he had not appeared for his hearing.'
  8. 'Police have issued a warrant for the arrest of former the York man John Wilson after he failed to turn up at court for allegedly breaching his order.'
  9. 'Police issued an arrest warrant for bigamy and John, who now lives on the Isle of Man, turned himself in last week.'
  10. 'Officers executed a warrant in Chorley, Lancashire, on Thursday and a 29-year-old man was arrested.'
  11. 'He then failed to answer a summons from the examining magistrate, and a warrant for his arrest was issued on 28th January 1997.'
  12. 'The speaker's statement indicated that there was evidence that some members provided signed blank warrants to the travel agents.'
  13. 'It says they are given a travel warrant and asked to sign a form - waiving their right to access further homeless services in York if they return.'
  14. 'These warrants entitle the holders to sell shares of the common stock to the Company on certain dates at specified prices.'
  15. 'A group of concerned teachers met at the Central Province Travel Agency in Gordons, Port Moresby on December 13 over delays in processing travel warrants.'
  16. 'While it's not required that the government receive warrants in return, that's one suggestion to compensate it for the credit risks being taken.'
  17. 'The buyers negotiate favorable terms, such as price discounts or warrants to receive additional shares should the stock hit a target price.'
  18. 'Other things being equal, for every €1 fall in the share price, the warrant price falls by five times more.'
  19. 'Based on the current warrant and share price, the warrant gives gearing of 1.8 times.'
Justification or authority for an action, belief, or feeling.
  1. 'The consent of the insane is no warrant for harming them.'
  2. 'There is no warrant for the claim that he became anti-Christian or antireligious after coming to power.'
  3. 'The potential for Middle East terrorists to operate in the TBA and elsewhere in Latin America warrants closer scrutiny.'
  4. 'We believe that when the situation warrants, this trend will continue in the future.'
  5. 'The apparent similarity to the position the United States finds itself in today in Afghanistan and Iraq warrants giving some attention to Soviet lessons learned.'
  6. 'But he maintained that there is no warrant for reading into it that any discussion was intended by Himmler to take place with Hitler about killing the displaced Jewish Lubliners.'
  7. 'Appropriate planning, however, can mitigate the dangers involved and make it an acceptable risk for the maneuver commander if the situation warrants.'
  8. 'She maintains that it is predictive efficacy that counts, and that predictive success provides no warrant for claims about truth or existence.'
  9. 'There is no warrant for the long-term or indefinite detention of a non-UK national whom the Home Secretary wishes to remove.'
  10. 'When in-flight performance warrants, they do not hesitate to make a termination call.'
An official certificate of appointment issued to an officer of lower rank than a commissioned officer.


    Justify or necessitate (a course of action)
    1. 'When a roof needs a tune up, it means there are defects needing attention but that conditions are not serious enough to warrant roof replacement.'
    2. 'He stood behind an elderly man who was arguing over whether or not his bowel condition was serious enough to warrant surgery, or something of the like.'
    3. 'The home team matched Falkirk's efforts and for some of the time at least played well enough to have warranted a more positive result on another day.'
    4. 'It's serious enough to warrant immediate action.'
    5. 'Young people aged 10 to 17 who plead guilty to their first offence will be sent to new youth offender panels, providing their crime is not serious enough to warrant a custodial sentence.'
    6. 'The U.S. attorney in the district can impanel a grand jury if they feel that there is evidence warranting a criminal investigation.'
    7. 'The tribunal ruled that Kim knew what she was doing and agreed with Netto bosses that the loss was serious enough to warrant dismissal.'
    8. 'If you're in doubt as to whether your fever is serious enough to warrant a call to your doctor, err on the side of caution.'
    9. 'But I wonder whether the Times ever was honest and bias-free enough to warrant the ‘paper of record’ label.'
    10. 'The Soldiers determined the boy's illness was serious enough to warrant hospitalization.'
    Officially affirm or guarantee.

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      1. authorization, sanction, or justification.

      2. something that serves to give reliable or formal assurance of something; guarantee, pledge, or security.Synonyms: warranty, surety.

      3. something considered as having the force of a guarantee or as being positive assurance of a thing: The cavalry and artillery were considered sure warrants of success.

      4. a writing or document certifying or authorizing something, as a receipt, license, or commission.Synonyms: permit, voucher, writ, or

      More examples(as adjective)

      "findings can be warrant in treatments."

      "gains can be warrant by owners."

      "bonds can be warrant."

      "findings can be warrant."

      "populations can be warrant."

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      Middle English (in the senses ‘protector’ and ‘safeguard’, also, as a verb, ‘keep safe from danger’): from variants of Old French guarant (noun), guarantir (verb), of Germanic origin; compare with guarantee.


      I (or I'll) warrant (you)