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warrant

war·rant

warrant

 
 
pronunciation:
wo rihnt
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb
part of speech: noun
definition: a document issued by a judge that gives a police officer the right to make searches, seize property, or make arrests.
If a police officer comes to search your house, ask to see a warrant.The officer obtained a warrant for her arrest.
similar words:
license, order, permit, summons
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: warranted, warranting, warrants
definition: to serve as reasonable grounds, adequate reason, or justification for.
synonyms:
justify
similar words:
call for, demand, deserve, merit
derivations: warrantable (adj.), warranted (adj.), warrantless (adj.)