verb (used with object)
- warping board,
- warping frame,
- warrant of fitness,
- warrant officer,
- warrant sale,
Origin of warrant
Examples from the Web for unwarranted
Americans have a right to fear over-zealous and unwarranted surveillance by the NSA.Ebola, ISIS, the Border: So Much to Fear, So Little Time!|Gene Robinson|November 2, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The inference that the child was treated as an equal in the community is unwarranted.
It was partly the wish for a right to privacy from unwarranted government intrusion that set in motion the American Revolution.Snowden Deserves the Medal of Freedom, Not Prosecution|Jay Parini|June 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But she argues that the sabotage charge is unwarranted—a gratuitous retaliation for making the Obama administration look bad.
Some couples who have been early to marry and early to divorce may “internalize an unwarranted sense of guilt or shame.”The Gay Divorce Trap: When Same-Sex Marriage Goes Wrong|Lizzie Crocker|September 30, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The action had a certain definiteness in it, unwarranted by the slightness of the meeting.
Rule 6, in that exaggerated and unwarranted claims are made for its therapeutic qualities.
The Archbishop of Turin was banished and died in exile for having spoken in reproof of these unwarranted usurpations.The War Upon Religion|Rev. Francis A. Cunningham
If its actions do not respond to the necessities, they are unwarranted.The Data of Ethics|Herbert Spencer
I do not mean by this that I have invented detail in any unwarranted fashion.The Laughing Prince|Parker Fillmore
Word Origin for warrant
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.
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.
see sign one's own death warrant.