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warrant

noun

1 warrant

A writ from a court commanding police to perform specified acts.

Roget 937: vindication, justification, warrant; exoneration, exculpation; acquittal etc. 970; whitewashing.    extenuation; palliation, palliative; softening, mitigation.    ... show more

Roget 800: money, legal tender; money matters, money market; finance; accounts etc. 811; funds, treasure; capital, stock; assets etc. ... show more

Roget 777: possession, seizin [Law], seisin [Law]; ownership etc. 780; occupancy; hold, holding; tenure, tenancy, feodality, dependency; villenage, ... show more

Roget 741: command, order, ordinance, act, fiat, hukm, bidding, dictum, hest, behest, call, beck, nod.    despatch, ... show more



2 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.

synonyms: stock-purchase warrant, stock warrant.

3 warrant

Formal and explicit approval.

synonyms: countenance, endorsement, imprimatur, indorsement, sanction.

Roget 760: permission, leave; allowance, sufferance; tolerance, toleration; liberty, law, license, concession, grace; indulgence etc. (lenity) ... show more

Roget 924: due, dueness; right, privilege, prerogative, prescription, title, claim, pretension, demand, birthright.    immunity, license, liberty, ... show more

Dutch: bijval, steunbetuiging, strafmaatregel

4 warrant

A written assurance that some product or service will be provided or will meet certain specifications.

synonyms: guarantee, warrantee, warranty.

Roget 771: security; guaranty, guarantee; gage, warranty, bond, tie, pledge, plight, mortgage, collateral, debenture, hypothecation, ... show more

Roget 467: evidence; facts, premises, data, praecognita [Lat.], grounds.    indication etc. 550; criterion etc. (test) 463.    testimony, ... show more

Dutch: borg, garantie, verzekering, waarborg, zekerheid
Polish: gwarancja, poręczenie, poręczycielstwo, poręka, rękojmia, zapewnienie

verb

1 warrant

Provide adequate grounds to justify (a certain course of action).

Roget 737: authorize etc. (permit) 760; warrant etc. (right) 924; dictate etc. (order) 741.    be at the head of ... show more

Roget 535: assert; make an assertion etc. n.; have one's say; say, affirm, predicate, declare, state; protest, profess.    put forth, ... show more

Roget 467: be evidence etc. n.; evince, show, betoken, tell of; indicate etc. (denote) 550; imply, involve, ... show more

Roget 760: permit; give permission etc. n., give power; let, allow, admit; suffer, bear with, tolerate, recognize; concede etc. ... show more

2 warrant

Stand behind and guarantee the quality, accuracy, or condition of:
— The dealer warrants all the cars he sells.
— I warrant this information.

synonym: guarantee.

Roget 771: give security, give bail, give substantial bail; go bail; pawn, impawn, spout, mortgage, hypothecate, impignorate.    guarantee, warrant, warrantee, assure; ... show more

Roget 768: promise; give a promise etc. n.; undertake, engage; make an engagement, form an engagement; enter into an engagement, enter on an engagement; bind oneself, tie oneself, pledge oneself, commit oneself, ... show more


Moby thesaurus: Bible oath, CD, IOU, John Hancock, MO, OK, accept, acceptance, acceptance bill, account for, accredit, acknowledge, acknowledgment, acquittance, admit, affidavit, affirm, affirmance, affirmation, agency ... show more.

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