For that reason, it is essential for a neutral and detached judge to make the decision whether any particular query is warranted.
Governments at all levels will face short-term costs, of course, but the economic fear of immigrants has never been warranted.
Packer writes about these people and their milieus beautifully and precisely; respectfully and, when warranted, critically.
Perhaps that is warranted in this case, but there is peril in generalizing.
Were they keeping a list instead of getting their work done, perhaps discipline is warranted.
Manufacturer of the New Dreadnought Coats, warranted to resist the effects of any climate.
Raleigh—I thought it had been no other intelligence, but such as might be warranted.
Girls are brought to them and warranted virgins on the words of a Circassian.
May they not pronounce all slaves free, and will they not be warranted by that power?
Major Martingale's voice sounded as if it were made from the best adamant and was warranted to withstand any pressure.
early 13c., "protector, defender," from Old North French warant (Old French garant), from Frankish *warand (cf. Old High German weren "to authorize, warrant," German gewähren "to grant"), from Proto-Germanic *war- "to warn, guard, protect," perhaps from PIE root *wer- "to cover" (cf. Latin vereri "to observe with awe, revere, respect, fear;" Greek ouros "watchman," horan "to see;" Hittite werite- "to see;" see weir).
Sense evolved via notion of "permission from a superior which protects one from blame or responsibility" (c.1300) to "document conveying authority" (1510s). A warrant officer in the military is one who holds office by warrant, rather than by commission.
late 13c., "to keep safe from danger," from Old North French warantir (Old French garantir), from warant (see warrant (n.)).
Meaning "to guarantee to be of quality" is attested from late 14c.; sense of "to guarantee as true" is recorded from c.1300. Related: Warranted; warranting.