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warrant

war·rant

warrant

 
 
pronunciation:
wo rihnt
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb
part of speech: noun
definition 1: in law, a judicial order or writ giving an officer of the law the right to make searches, seize property, make arrests, or execute judgments.
synonyms:
writ
similar words:
license, order, permit, search warrant, subpoena, summons
definition 2: justification on reasonable grounds.
Not missing a day of work is warrant enough for a holiday.
synonyms:
ground, justification
similar words:
basis, cause, excuse, rationale, reason
definition 3: an assurance or guarantee of some event or result; proof.
synonyms:
proof
similar words:
assurance, evidence, excuse, guarantee, warranty
definition 4: a pledge, guarantee, or security.
synonyms:
collateral, guarantee, pledge
similar words:
assurance, deposit, earnest, excuse, guaranty, security
definition 5: a written order that authorizes payment or the like.
synonyms:
order, voucher
similar words:
bill of lading, chit, invoice, receipt
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: warranted, warranting, warrants
definition 1: to serve as reasonable grounds, adequate reason, or justification for.
His good work warranted a bigger pay raise than he got.
synonyms:
justify, sanction
similar words:
call for, countenance, demand, deserve, merit, underwrite
definition 2: to attest to or guarantee the description, condition, quality, reliability, or character of; vouch for.
synonyms:
attest, guarantee, vouch, vouch for
similar words:
assure, back up, certify, covenant, ensure, guaranty, pledge, promise, support, uphold
definition 3: to give any of various guarantees, as of safety or against loss.
synonyms:
guarantee, insure
similar words:
assure, covenant, indemnify, pledge, secure
definition 4: to give authorization or sanction to; empower.
synonyms:
authorize, commission, empower
similar words:
accredit, certify, enable, entitle, license, sanction
derivations: warrantable (adj.), warranted (adj.), warrantless (adj.)