warrant

[wawr-uh nt, wor-]
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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 warrantless

warrant

noun

anything that gives authority for an action or decision; authorization; sanction
a document that certifies or guarantees, such as a receipt for goods stored in a warehouse, a licence, or a commission
law an authorization issued by a magistrate or other official allowing a constable or other officer to search or seize property, arrest a person, or perform some other specified act
(in certain armed services) the official authority for the appointment of warrant officers
a security that functions as a stock option by giving the owner the right to buy ordinary shares in a company at a specified date, often at a specified price

verb (tr)

to guarantee the quality, condition, etc, of (something)
to give authority or power to
to attest to or assure the character, worthiness, etc, of
to guarantee (a purchaser of merchandise) against loss of, damage to, or misrepresentation concerning the merchandise
law to guarantee (the title to an estate or other property)
to declare boldly and confidently
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 warrantless
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Idioms and Phrases with warrantless

warrant

see sign one's own death warrant.

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