verb (used with object)
- warping board,
- warping frame,
- warrant of fitness,
- warrant officer,
- warrant sale,
Origin of warrant
Examples from the Web for warrant
Antoine himself had recently been arrested on a six-year-old warrant for a dime bag of weed.
The risks are too high to warrant supporting public marriage proposals.
Olga was on guard as always, and categorically refused to open the door unless the police produced a warrant.
There are indeed cases of serious harassment that warrant both public scrutiny and close attention from law enforcement.A Female Writer’s New Milestone: Her First Death Threat|Annie Gaus|December 1, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Its purpose is to answer one question: Is there enough evidence to warrant a trial?Awaiting the Grand Jury, Dread in Ferguson and America|Gene Robinson|November 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Their usefulness may be regarded as a warrant of a wider adoption of them.The High School Failures|Francis P. Obrien
Once on the horse, it would have been no jest, and I'll warrant you would soon have left the castle far behind.Under the Rose|Frederic Stewart Isham
"Yes; I'll warrant they're glad," cried Prescott, his eyes shining mistily.Uncle Sam's Boys in the Philippines|H. Irving Hancock
The result of this second review did not warrant any change in my original statement.Three Contributions to the Theory of Sex|Sigmund Freud
They were no happier than I was then; I'll warrant they are no happier now.Westward Ho!|Charles Kingsley
Word Origin for warrant
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.
see sign one's own death warrant.