Justice's warrant

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Justice's warrant warrant of a justice of the peace to arrest a suspected criminal
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. warantir (Fr. garantir), perh. conn. with warir, to defend—Old High Ger. warjan, werjan.

Usage

In literature:

I procured the Lord Chief Justice Bramston's warrant, and had it lying dormant by me.
"William Lilly's History of His Life and Times" by William Lilly
Mr Wedderburn applied to a justice of peace, who at once issued a warrant for the negro's apprehension.
"Chambers's Edinburgh Journal, No. 448" by Various
Now, why do I keep you here, that any other gentleman in my place would send to Carlisle jail on a justice's warrant?
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 17, No. 103, May, 1866" by Various
Can't you see I'm on my way over to Justice Robb's to swear out a warrant against Abraham Lincoln Bonaparte for bein' intoxicated?
"Anderson Crow, Detective" by George Barr McCutcheon
It's pretty late to rout a justice of the peace out of bed to issue a warrant for us, but we'll do it.
"The Real Man" by Francis Lynde
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In poetry:

And the grave and worshipful justice
(Upon whose soul be peace!)
Set his name to the jailer's warrant
For Goodwife Cole's release.
"The Changeling ( From The Tent on the Beach )" by John Greenleaf Whittier

In news:

The city of Wilmington's urban arborist was arrested Thursday on a fugitive warrant stemming from charges of child sexual abuse, according to the US Department of Justice.
"At the time of al-Kidd's arrest," Justice Antonin Scalia wrote, "not a single judicial opinion had held that pretext could render an objectively reasonable arrest pursuant to a material-witness warrant unconstitutional.
Justice David Prosser, in a concurring opinion, said suppressing the evidence is a drastic remedy but the state's misuse of the subpoena law was serious enough to warrant it.
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