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Verb: warrant  wor-unt [N. Amer], wó-runt [Brit]
  1. Show to be reasonable or provide adequate ground for
    "The emergency does not warrant all of us buying guns";
    - justify
     
  2. Stand behind and guarantee the quality, accuracy, or condition of
    "I warrant this information"; "The dealer warrants all the cars he sells";
    - guarantee
Noun: warrant  wor-unt [N. Amer], wó-runt [Brit]
  1. (law) a writ from a court commanding police to perform specified acts
     
  2. 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
    "as a sweetener they offered warrants along with the fixed-income securities";
    - stock warrant, stock-purchase warrant
     
  3. Formal and explicit approval
    "a Democrat usually gets the union's warrant";
    - sanction, countenance, endorsement, indorsement, imprimatur
     
  4. A written assurance that some product or service will be provided or will meet certain specifications
    - guarantee, warrantee, warranty

Derived forms: warranted, warrants, warranting

Type of: approval, assurance, back, commendation, confirm, endorse, indorse, judicial writ, pledge, plump for, plunk for, reassert, security, support, surety, writ

Encyclopedia: Warrant