A Word A Day : Warrant
Tuesday, 3rd June 2008 : Today's Word is ...
( Verb & Noun )
Pronunciation : war-ent
1. something that authorizes somebody to do something
2. a written authorization or certifying document
3. a document that gives police specific rights or powers such as the right to search or arrest somebody
4. a document authorizing a stockholder to buy shares from a company at a later date and at a specific price
5. a warrant officer's certificate of appointment
6. To guarantee (a product).
7. To guarantee (a purchaser) indemnification against damage or loss.
8. To provide adequate grounds for
past and past participle : warranted
present participle : warranting
3rd person present singular : warrants
NOTE : In law, authorization in writing empowering a person to perform an act or execute an office. Arrest warrants are necessary (except in certain circumstances) for an arrest to be considered legal. Search warrants entitle the holder to enter and search a property. Both are classes of judicial warrants.
Middle English warant, from Old North French, of Germanic origin
basis, foundation, justification, reason, attestation, authentication, confirmation, corroboration, demonstration, evidence, proof, substantiation, testament, testimonial, testimony, validation, verification, guarantee, guaranty, surety, warranty, assurance, covenant, engagement, guarantee, guaranty, pledge, plight, promise, solemn word, vow, word, word of honor
• He almost gives his failings as a warrant for his greatness.
• Scotland Yard today issued a warrant for the arrest of this man.
• We have no hard evidence to warrant a murder investigation.
• A slight cold does not warrant your staying off work.
• I will warrant he has gone riding instead of doing his work.
• The police have a warrant for his arrest.
• warranty : Noun
• warrantless : Adjective
• warrantable : Adjective
• warrantably : Adverb
• warrantability : Noun
• warrantableness : Noun
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