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English noun: warrant

1. warrant (communication) a writ from a court commanding police to perform specified acts


Broader (hypernym)judicial writ, writ


Narrower (hyponym)amnesty, arrest warrant, bench warrant, cachet, commutation, death warrant, lettre de cachet, pardon, reprieve, search warrant


Domain categoryjurisprudence, law

2. warrant (possession) 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


SamplesAs a sweetener they offered warrants along with the fixed-income securities.


Synonymsstock warrant, stock-purchase warrant


Broader (hypernym)security, surety


Narrower (hyponym)perpetual warrant, subscription warrant

3. warrant (communication) formal and explicit approval


SamplesA Democrat usually gets the union's endorsement.


Synonymscountenance, endorsement, imprimatur, indorsement, sanction


Broader (hypernym)approval, commendation


Narrower (hyponym)nihil obstat, O.K., OK, okay, okeh, okey, visa

4. warrant (communication) a written assurance that some product or service will be provided or will meet certain specifications


Synonymsguarantee, warrantee, warranty


Broader (hypernym)assurance, pledge


Narrower (hyponym)deposit, security, stock warrant, surety


English verb: warrant

1. warrant (communication) show to be reasonable or provide adequate ground for


SamplesThe emergency does not warrant all of us buying guns.
The end justifies the means.


Synonymsjustify


Pattern of useSomething ----s something


Broader (hypernym)confirm, reassert

2. warrant (communication) stand behind and guarantee the quality, accuracy, or condition of


SamplesThe dealer warrants all the cars he sells.
I warrant this information.


Synonymsguarantee


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)back, endorse, indorse, plump for, plunk for, support


Narrower (hyponym)certify, cover, endorse, indorse, insure, underwrite









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