warrant

Definitions

  • The death warrant. P. 542
    The death warrant. P. 542
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v warrant stand behind and guarantee the quality, accuracy, or condition of "The dealer warrants all the cars he sells","I warrant this information"
    • v warrant show to be reasonable or provide adequate ground for "The emergency does not warrant all of us buying guns","The end justifies the means"
    • n warrant a writ from a court commanding police to perform specified acts
    • n warrant a written assurance that some product or service will be provided or will meet certain specifications
    • n warrant formal and explicit approval "a Democrat usually gets the union's endorsement"
    • n warrant 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"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Warrant A precept issued by a magistrate authorizing an officer to make an arrest, a seizure, or a search, or do other acts incident to the administration of justice.
    • Warrant A writing which authorizes a person to receive money or other thing.
    • warrant a written authority from one person empowering another to transact business for him.
    • Warrant An official certificate of appointment issued to an officer of lower rank than a commissioned officer. See Warrant officer, below.
    • Warrant Right; legality; allowance.
    • Warrant That which attests or proves; a voucher.
    • Warrant That which vouches or insures for anything; guaranty; security. "I give thee warrant of thy place.""His worth is warrant for his welcome hither."
    • Warrant That which warrants or authorizes; a commission giving authority, or justifying the doing of anything; an act, instrument, or obligation, by which one person authorizes another to do something which he has not otherwise a right to do; an act or instrument investing one with a right or authority, and thus securing him from loss or damage; commission; authority.
    • Warrant (Law) To assure, as a thing sold, to the purchaser; that is, to engage that the thing is what it appears, or is represented, to be, which implies a covenant to make good any defect or loss incurred by it.
    • Warrant To give a warrant or warranty to; to assure as if by giving a warrant to. "My neck is] as smooth as silk, I warrant ye."
    • Warrant To make secure; to give assurance against harm; to guarantee safety to; to give authority or power to do, or forbear to do, anything by which the person authorized is secured, or saved harmless, from any loss or damage by his action. "That show I first my body to warrant .""I'll warrant him from drowning.""In a place
      Less warranted than this, or less secure,
      I can not be."
    • Warrant (Law) To secure to, as a grantee, an estate granted; to assure.
    • Warrant (Law) To secure to, as a purchaser of goods, the title to the same; to indemnify against loss.
    • Warrant (Law) To secure to, as a purchaser, the quality or quantity of the goods sold, as represented. See Warranty n., 2.
    • Warrant To support by authority or proof; to justify; to maintain; to sanction; as, reason warrants it. "True fortitude is seen in great exploits,
      That justice warrants , and that wisdom guides."
      "How little while it is since he went forth out of his study, -- chewing a Hebrew text of Scripture in his mouth, I warrant ."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n warrant Protector; protection; defense; safeguard.
    • n warrant Security; guaranty; assurance; voucher; attestation; evidence; pledge; that which attests or proves.
    • n warrant Authority; authorization; sanction; justification.
    • n warrant An act, instrument, or obligation by which one person authorizes another to do something which he has not otherwise a right to do; an act or instrument investing one with a right or with authority, and thus securing him from blame, loss, or damage; hence, anything which authorizes or justifies an act; a license.
    • n warrant Specifically— An instrument or negotiable writing authorizing a person to receive money or other things: as, a dividend warrant. See dock- warrant.
    • n warrant In law, an instrument authorizing the officer to whom it is issued to seize or detain a person or property, or carry a judgment into execution. Some instruments used for such a purpose are, however, called writs, executions, etc., rather than warrants.
    • n warrant In the army and navy, a writ or authority inferior to a commission. See warrant-officer.
    • n warrant In coal-mining, underclay.
    • warrant To protect; defend; safeguard; secure.
    • warrant To guarantee or assure against harm; give assurance or surety to; give authority or power to do or forbear anything by which the person thus authorized or empowered is secured or saved harmless from any loss or damage which may result from such act or forbearance.
    • warrant To give guaranty or assurance for, as the truth or the due performance of something; give one's word for or concerning.
    • warrant To declare with assurance or without fear of contradiction or failure; assert as undoubted; pledge one's word: used in asseverations and governing a clause.
    • warrant To make certain or secure; assure by warrant or guaranty.
    • warrant To give a pledge or assurance in regard to; guarantee (something) to be safe, sound, genuine, or as represented: as, to warrant a horse; warranted goods.
    • warrant To support by authority or proof; afford ground for; authorize; justify; sanction; support; allow.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Warrant wor′ant to guarantee or make secure: to give assurance against harm to: to authorise: to maintain: to assure
    • n Warrant that which warrants or authorises: a commission giving authority: a writ for arresting a person or for carrying a judgment into execution: security: in the army and navy, a writ or authority inferior to a commission: in coal-mining, under-clay
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Quotations

  • John Locke
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    “One unerring mark of the love of truth is not entertaining any proposition with greater assurance than the proofs it is built upon will warrant.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. waranten, OF. warantir, garantir, guarantir, garentir, garandir, F. garantir, to warrant, fr. OF. warant, garant, guarant, a warrant, a protector, a defender, F. garant,. √142. See Warrant (n.)

Usage

In literature:

I should not like to harbor a runaway unless I knew the circumstances warranted it, as was the case with Mary Reynolds.
"Grace Harlowe's Problem" by Jessie Graham Flower
Warrant for his arrest!
"Lords of the North" by A. C. Laut
On the other hand, there are indications in the language which warrant us in not passing below 2000 B.C.
"The Religion of Babylonia and Assyria" by Morris Jastrow
I warrant thee, Robert, thou wast a merry 'prentice once thyself.
"Sir Ludar" by Talbot Baines Reed
I warrant Mr Gorman won't laugh at that.
"Kilgorman" by Talbot Baines Reed
I warrant it groweth still on the crooked May bush?
"The Armourer's Prentices" by Charlotte M. Yonge
It's some animal that's a match for him, I warrant.
"The Cliff Climbers" by Captain Mayne Reid
Kline, with the warrants, left Philadelphia on the same day, about 2 P.M., for West Chester.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 17, No. 101, March, 1866" by Various
Police-sergeant Gray, who had executed the warrant, described the arrest.
"The Magnificent Montez" by Horace Wyndham
He was Lord de Versely's coxswain, sir, and you were kind enough to give him his warrant.
"Percival Keene" by Frederick Marryat
We had come with warrants for their taking.
"Patsy" by S. R. Crockett
Rough, tousled hair, an unkempt moustache, and a day's growth of beard on the chin were details warranted to stand inspection.
"The Grell Mystery" by Frank Froest
I'll warrant Mary taught you that if she taught you nothing else.
"Gilian The Dreamer" by Neil Munro
Pondering the matter, perhaps more than it warranted, I turned to the dresser.
"The Paternoster Ruby" by Charles Edmonds Walk
It is said that they had a warrant.
"Masterpieces of Negro Eloquence" by Various
He can't blame Briggs for doing his duty if there is a warrant for his arrest.
"Frank Merriwell's Cruise" by Burt L. Standish
This is Toussaint's daughter, and as staunch I will warrant as her father.
"In Kings' Byways" by Stanley J. Weyman
If no one had previously appropriated the same land, the warrant was his title.
"Stories Of Georgia" by Joel Chandler Harris
They will not move hence, I warrant.
"The Forest Exiles" by Mayne Reid
We got a special interview with the idea of securing a warrant for van Heerden's arrest.
"The Green Rust" by Edgar Wallace
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In poetry:

Though I admit an edged wit
In woe is warranted,
May I be frank? . . . Such words as "-"
Are better left unsaid.
"They Part" by Dorothy Parker
Then fearless walk we forth,
Yet full of trembling, Messengers of God:
Our warrant sure, but doubting of our worth,
By our own shame alike and glory awed.
"St. Matthias' Day" by John Keble
I have great faith in all things not yet spoken.
I want my deepest pious feelings freed.
What no one yet has dared to risk and warrant
will be for me a challenge I must meet.
"Dedication" by Rainer Maria Rilke
Lie still, old Dane, below thy heap!
--A sturdy-back and sturdy-limb,
Whoe'er he was, I warrant him
Upon whose mound the single sheep
Browses and tinkles in the sun,
Within the narrow vale alone.
"A Danish Barrow" by Francis Turner Palgrave
RIBERA.
What do ye here, my children? Haste away!
Maria waits you for the ball; folk say
'T will be the bravest show e'er seen in Naples.
I warrant you the Spagnoletto brings
The richest jewels--what say'st thou, my son?
"The Spagnoletto. Act I" by Emma Lazarus
Oh tell me where did Katy live,
And what did Katy do? And was she very fair and young,
And yet so wicked, too? Did Katy love a naughty man,
Or kiss more cheeks than one? I warrant Katy did no more
Than many a Kate has done.
"To an Insect" by Oliver Wendell Holmes

In news:

Judge upholds FISA warrant in Seattle terror case.
Judge stops LAPD warrant for Manson follower tapes.
A coach arrested on a warrant from New York is accused in a lawsuit of fondling a teenage figure skater.
A search warrant details the entire chase between CHP and the suspects.
The Food and Drug Administration says licorice and contact lenses also warrant concern.
Juan Chairez-Hernandez, 44, was arrested on a Sterling Police Department warrant for failure to comply.
SPRINGFIELD (WGGB) – Once the mastermind behind a major credit card crime spree, 28-year-old Joel Gallego now has 4 warrants out for his arrest.
Some problems may warrant attention as growers prepare for harvest.
A "polite" crew from the District Attorney's office served Fox Mole Joe Muto with a search warrant at 6:30 this morning, Mr Muto said on Twitter.
Julie A Finks, 43, of Wilmington, was arrested by Grundy County deputies for driving with a suspended license and a La Salle County warrant for failure to appear for a traffic charge at 2040 E Division Street, Diamond, Wednesday, Nov 7.
The rapper handed himself over to the authorities after an arrest warrant was issued in connection with the robbery of a tax business.
The rapper turned himself in to the authorities after a warrant for his arrest was issued from an armed robbery.
Brian Holden Smith was served with a criminal homicide warrant and is being held without bond at the Montgomery County jail.
There is an arrest warrant for attempted murder and unlawful possession of a firearm on Mario Hackney .
About 200 residents attended the meeting, voting in favor of 11 of the 12 articles on the Warrant.
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In science:

While this form imposes a symmetry on the structure, the data do not warrant a function having more parameters.
Far Ultraviolet Spectra of a Non-Radiative Shock Wave in the Cygnus Loop
Since the comparison of these approximations to measured (or simulated) contact times is framed in terms of the relative value of the diffusion coefficient, this parameter warrants closer consideration.
Non-Gaussian dynamics from a simulation of a short peptide: Loop closure rates and effective diffusion coefficients
However neither in the case of (2.3) nor (2.9) will our non-intersecting paths correspond to the conventional ones related to semi-standard tableaux, and so a separate discussion is warranted.
Counting formulas associated with some random matrix averages
Apart from the intrinsic mathematical interest of such a problem, a number of physically important applications exist which warrant the study of non-Hermitian random matrices.
Random Matrices
Nethertheless, such a conceptual shift is perhaps warranted by the aesthetics of such an approach.
Relationalism vs. Bayesianism
It certainly warrants further study in order to determine whether its irregular behavior continues and deduce a possible cause.
The Variability and Rotation of Pre-main Sequence Stars in IC 348: Does Intracluster Environment Influence Stellar Rotation?
It appears that further investigation of the z -distribution in the electron density model is now warranted.
The Parkes multibeam pulsar survey: VI. Discovery and timing of 142 pulsars and a Galactic population analysis
This region warrants a closer examination in the future.
Chandra ACIS Survey of M33 (ChASeM33): A First Look
All of the latter are currently included in our list of identifications, though it is clear that further studies are warranted.
Chandra ACIS Survey of M33 (ChASeM33): A First Look
At present, the actual spectral criteria and Tef f that would warrant a new type are unknown, though the presence of NH3 absorption features is expected to be important (Leggett et al. 2007).
Four Faint T Dwarfs from the UKIRT Infrared Deep Sky Survey (UKIDSS) Southern Stripe
Analysis of Figure 12 shows that, against H S√3/8 , a large choice of r is warranted for n = 100 but, for smaller sample size, a more moderate r is recommended.
Relative Density of the Random $r$-Factor Proximity Catch Digraph for Testing Spatial Patterns of Segregation and Association
Another aspect of these models that warrants further study is the construction of distances on deformations that would allow comparison of methodologies and a study of the variability of the deformation estimates.
Estimating deformations of isotropic Gaussian random fields on the plane
The sensitivities for HE 0054-2542 are representative of those for all three stars, although some resulting uncertainties warrant special comment.
Carbon Abundances of Three Carbon-Enhanced Metal-Poor Stars from High-Resolution Gemini-S/bHROS Spectra of the 8727A [C I] Line
As we are using the hermite velocity fields, an investigation of how using IWM velocity fields affects our analysis, if at all, is warranted.
Dynamical Centers and Non-Circular Motions in THINGS Galaxies: Implications for Dark Matter Halos
We conclude that Gaussian remapping must always be performed since this step warrants that we obtain random uniformly distributed Fourier phases at the first iteration step of IAAFT.
Surrogates with random Fourier Phases
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