verb (used with object)
Origin of warrant
Examples from the Web for warranting
Historical Examples of warranting
Then, on the other hand, he has the right and duty of warranting his men.Domesday Book and Beyond
Frederic William Maitland
The clandestine character of Mary's shore visit impressed him as warranting complete investigation.Good References
E. J. Rath
He looked upon the cases, however, as showing some remarkable results, warranting a careful study.The No Breakfast Plan and the Fasting-Cure
Edward Hooker Dewey
Warranting is the most infernal device ever brought out to make men mean and dishonest.A Man of Samples
Wm. H. Maher
The example of other countries, so far from warranting any such limitation of power, is directly against it.
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.