warrant

[ wawr-uh nt, wor- ]
/ ˈwɔr ənt, ˈwɒr- /

noun

verb (used with object)


Nearby words

  1. warper,
  2. warping board,
  3. warping frame,
  4. warplane,
  5. warpwise,
  6. warrant of fitness,
  7. warrant officer,
  8. warrant sale,
  9. warrantable,
  10. warrantee

Origin of warrant

1175–1225; (noun) Middle English warant < Anglo-French; Old French guarant < Germanic; compare Middle Low German warend, -ent warranty, noun use of present participle of waren to warrant; (v.) Middle English < Anglo-French warantir; Old French g(u)arantir, derivative of guarant; see guaranty

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British Dictionary definitions for unwarranted

unwarranted

/ (ʌnˈwɒrəntɪd) /

adjective

lacking justification or authorization
another word for unwarrantable

warrant

/ (ˈwɒrənt) /

noun

verb (tr)

Derived Forms

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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Word Origin and History for unwarranted
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Idioms and Phrases with unwarranted

warrant

see sign one's own death warrant.

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