verb (used with object)
- warping board,
- warping frame,
- warrant of fitness,
- warrant officer,
- warrant sale,
Origin of warrant
Examples from the Web for warranted
Until these nations can provide basic health care, the fear is warranted.
Isaacs says that the epidemic is inciting panic worldwide that, in his opinion, may soon be warranted.
After advising against travel to the affected areas, Frieden said increased caution is warranted.Two American Ebola Patients Coming Home to U.S. for Treatment|Abby Haglage|August 1, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Were they keeping a list instead of getting their work done, perhaps discipline is warranted.
Governments at all levels will face short-term costs, of course, but the economic fear of immigrants has never been warranted.These Undocumented Teens Outsmarted MIT—and Still Cant Get Real Jobs in America|Jonathan Alter|July 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Some of our brothers had made his acquaintance, and Pauline, who had met him at Montecito, had warranted him as "interesting."A Woman of Genius|Mary Austin
Consequently, to make the fact of such freedom the distinctive epithet of such schools seems scarcely to be warranted.Education in England in the Middle Ages|Albert William Parry
Certainly he was warranted in thinking anything, all he would, since her wild, impulsive appeal in the early morning.The Ordeal|Charles Egbert Craddock
Anarchy in Syria warranted Pompeius in annexing the Seleucid dominion.The World's Greatest Books, Vol XI.|Edited by Arthur Mee and J.A. Hammerton
His trust was warranted, until Landor detected the solecism.Milton|Sir Walter Alexander Raleigh
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.