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Definition 1: a writ from a court commanding police to perform specified acts - [noun denoting communication]

(warrant is a kind of ...) (law) a legal document issued by a court or judicial officer

(... is a kind of warrant ) a warrant authorizing law enforcement officials to search for objects or people involved in the commission of a crime and to produce them in court; the warrant describes the locations where the officials may search

(... is a kind of warrant ) a warrant authorizing law enforcement officials to apprehend an offender and bring that person to court

(... is a kind of warrant ) a warrant to execute the death sentence

(... is a kind of warrant ) a warrant formerly issued by a French king who could warrant imprisonment or death in a signed letter under his seal

(... is a kind of warrant ) a warrant granting postponement (usually to postpone the execution of the death sentence)

(... is a kind of warrant ) a warrant substituting a lesser punishment for a greater one

(... is a kind of warrant ) a warrant granting release from punishment for an offense

(warrant belongs to category ...) the collection of rules imposed by authority

"civilization presupposes respect for the law" "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"

Definition 2: a written assurance that some product or service will be provided or will meet certain specifications - [noun denoting communication]

Synonyms for warrant in the sense of this definition

(warrant is a kind of ...) a binding commitment to do or give or refrain from something

"an assurance of help when needed" "signed a pledge never to reveal the secret"

(... is a kind of warrant ) a guarantee that an obligation will be met

(... is a kind of warrant ) a payment given as a guarantee that an obligation will be met

(... is a kind of warrant ) a written certificate that gives the holder the right to purchase shares of a stock for a specified price within a specified period of time

Definition 3: formal and explicit approval - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where warrant or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a Democrat usually gets the union's endorsement

Synonyms for warrant in the sense of this definition

(warrant is a kind of ...) a message expressing a favorable opinion

"words of approval seldom passed his lips"

(... is a kind of warrant ) an endorsement

"they gave us the O.K. to go ahead"

(... is a kind of warrant ) an endorsement made in a passport that allows the bearer to enter the country issuing it

(... is a kind of warrant ) the phrase used by the official censor of the Roman Catholic Church to say that a publication has been examined and contains nothing offensive to the church

Definition 4: a type of security issued by a corporation (usually together with a bond or preferred stock) that gives the holder the right to purchase a certain amount of common stock at a stated price - [noun denoting possession]

Samples where warrant or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • as a sweetener they offered warrants along with the fixed-income securities

Synonyms for warrant in the sense of this definition

(warrant is a kind of ...) property that your creditor can claim in case you default on your obligation

"bankers are reluctant to lend without good security"

(... is a kind of warrant ) a warrant with no expiration date

(... is a kind of warrant ) a warrant that expires on a stipulated date

Definition 5: provide adequate grounds to justify (a certain course of action) - [verb of communication]

Samples where warrant or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The emergency does not warrant all of us buying guns

(warrant is a kind of ...) show to be right by providing justification or proof

"vindicate a claim"

Definition 6: stand behind and guarantee the quality, accuracy, or condition of - [verb of communication]

Samples where warrant or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The dealer warrants all the cars he sells
  • I warrant this information

Synonyms for warrant in the sense of this definition

(warrant is a kind of ...) be behind; approve of

"He plumped for the Labor Party" "I backed Kennedy in 1960"

(... is a kind of warrant ) protect by insurance

"The insurance won't cover this"

(... is a kind of warrant ) guarantee as meeting a certain standard

"certified grade AAA meat"

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