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war·rant

warrant

 
 
pronunciation:
wo rihnt
features:
Word Combinations (noun)
part of speech: noun
definition: a document that the police must get from a judge in order to do certain things.
The police need a search warrant to look in your house.The officer said he had a warrant for her arrest.
similar words:
license, order, permit
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derivations: warrantable (adj.), warranted (adj.), warrantless (adj.)