warrant

[ wawr-uhnt, wor- ]
/ ˈwɔr ənt, ˈwɒr- /

noun

verb (used with object)

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Origin of warrant

First recorded in 1175–1225; (noun) Middle English warant, from Anglo-French; Old French guarant, from Germanic; compare Middle Low German warend, warent “warranty,” noun use of present participle of waren “to warrant”; (verb) Middle English, from Anglo-French warantir; Old French g(u)arantir, derivative of guarant; see guaranty

OTHER WORDS FROM warrant

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British Dictionary definitions for warrant

warrant
/ (ˈwɒrənt) /

noun

verb (tr)

Derived forms of warrant

Word Origin for warrant

C13: from Anglo-French warrant, variant of Old French guarant, from guarantir to guarantee, of Germanic origin; compare guaranty
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Idioms and Phrases with warrant

warrant

see sign one's own death warrant.

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