Definition of warrant

  1. warrant Noun A protector or defender.
  2. warrant Noun Authorization or certification; sanction, as given by a superior.
  3. warrant Noun Something that provides assurance or confirmation; a guarantee or proof: a warrant of authenticity; a warrant for success.
  4. warrant Noun An order that serves as authorization, especially: A voucher authorizing payment or receipt of money.
  5. warrant Noun A judicial writ authorizing an officer to make a search, seizure, or arrest or to execute a judgment.
  6. warrant Noun A warrant officer.
  7. warrant Noun A certificate of appointment given to a warrant officer.
  8. warrant Noun An option, usually with a term at issue greater than a year, usually issued together with another security, to buy other securities of the issuer.
  9. warrant Noun A Warrant of Fitness; a document certifying that a motor vehicle meets certain standards of safety and mechanical soundness.
  10. warrant Verb To protect, keep safe (from danger).
  11. warrant Verb To guarantee (something) to be (of a specified quality, value etc.).
  12. warrant Verb To guarantee as being true; to believe strongly.
  13. warrant Verb To give (someone) a guarantee or assurance (of something); also, with double object, to guarantee (someone something).
  14. warrant Verb To authorize; to give (someone) warrant or sanction (to do something).
  15. warrant Verb To justify; to give grounds for.
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