verb (used with object)
- warping board,
- warping frame,
- warrant of fitness,
- warrant officer,
- warrant sale,
Origin of warrant
Examples from the Web for warrantless
Suddenly “warrantless wiretapping” is the least of your worries: what about warrantless searches through your whole life?Bieber-Vision? Google Glasses and the Ever-Weirder Future|Tom Scott|April 6, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Glory's face blazed up, and she took an involuntary step to the woman's side at the warrantless accusation.Faith Gartney's Girlhood|Mrs. A. D. T. Whitney
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.