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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.


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.


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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