From King Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Law, Police
warrantwar‧rant1 /ˈwɒrənt $ ˈwɔː-, ˈwɑː-/ ●○○ noun 1 [countable]SCLSCP a legal document that is signed by a judge, allowing the police to take a particular actionwarrant for The magistrate issued a warrant for his arrest. death warrant, search warrant2 [countable] an official document giving someone the right to do something, for example buy shares in a company The company issued warrants for 300,000 shares.3 no warrant for (doing) something unwarranted
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warrantA judge has now issued a warrant for his arrest.In the following circumstances the police have the power to arrest without a warrant.A warrant has been issued for the arrest of a suspected terrorist.A warrant authorised officers of I.C.A.C. to enter and search certain premises.They also issued an arrest warrant for a fourth worker.Although he did not sign the king's death warrant, he was present at his execution.You don't have to let the police in unless they have a search warrant.Her office did refuse the warrant.The warrant is over the murder of Nicholas and Elizabeth Newall on or about 10 October, 1987.issued ... warrantThe secret was out and the magistrates issued a warrant to arrest the illegal mint.A judge has now issued a warrant for his arrest.They issued a warrant for his arrest, and that same night we took off for Colorado.
warrantwarrant2 ●○○ verb [transitive] 1 REASONto need or deserve This tiny crowd does not warrant such a large police presence.warrant attention/consideration etc Another area that warrants attention is that of funding for universities.2 PROMISEto promise that something is truewarrant that The Author hereby warrants that the Publisher is the owner of the copyright.3 I’ll warrant (you)→ See Verb table
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warrantSo important a man in Henley he had become that his obituary and funeral warranted 118 inches of space in the Standard.This truth is revealed in a style totally lacking in rancor or hyperbole, both of which would often be warranted.The offences he has committed are not serious enough to warrant a full investigation.On player rankings, they certainly warrant a higher placing.Another area which warrants attention is that of short loan collections in universities.Patients will only be given morphine if their medical condition warrants it.Any plan that could reduce costs warrants serious consideration.What could Frank have done to Thorpey that warranted Thorpey going to the trouble of knocking Frank off?warrant attention/consideration etcSince these.are within my brief in this book, the issue warrants consideration here.Another area which warrants attention is that of short loan collections in universities.warrant thatIn that case the sellers had warranted that a clay pulverising machine would process clay at six tons per hour.In any event, the vendor will be asked to warrant that all documents and responses supplied are true and accurate.The vendor will be required to warrant that no industrial action has been taken or threatened in the last few years.The vendor will be required to warrant that no trade unions have been recognised and that there are no collective agreements.At best, the vendor may be willing to warrant that such forecasts and opinions are reasonable.
From King Business Dictionarywarrantwar‧rant1 /ˈwɒrəntˈwɔː-, ˈwɑː-/ noun [countable]1 (also share warrant), stock warrantFINANCE an official document giving someone, usually an existing shareholder, the right to buy shares in a company. Warrants are similar to RIGHTS ISSUEs, except that holders usually have longer to use themThe warrant entitles the company to buy 300,000 common shares for $18.50 each.Each £5,000 bond carries one stock warrant exercisable five years from now. bond warrant covered warrant dividend warrant2LAW an official document giving someone the legal authority to do somethingThe attorney’s officefiled a warrant seeking the forfeiture of the illegal assets.According to thearrest warrant, one of his victims was a widow with nine children.warrantwarrant2 verb [transitive] to promise that something is true or to guarantee that something will happenInvestors expect the auditors to warrant information contained in the accountants’ report.If the purchaser wishes specific matters to be warranted, these should be set out in detail in the contract.→ See Verb tableOrigin warrant1 (1100-1200) Old North French warant warrant2 (1200-1300) Old North French warantir, from warant; WARRANT1