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Meaning & Definition of Warrant in English

English

Warrant

/wɔrənt/

noun

1. A writ from a court commanding police to perform specified acts

    synonym:
  • warrant

2. 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

  • "As a sweetener they offered warrants along with the fixed-income securities"
    synonym:
  • warrant
  • ,
  • stock warrant
  • ,
  • stock-purchase warrant

3. Formal and explicit approval

  • "A democrat usually gets the union's endorsement"
    synonym:
  • sanction
  • ,
  • countenance
  • ,
  • endorsement
  • ,
  • indorsement
  • ,
  • warrant
  • ,
  • imprimatur

4. A written assurance that some product or service will be provided or will meet certain specifications

    synonym:
  • guarantee
  • ,
  • warrant
  • ,
  • warrantee
  • ,
  • warranty

verb

1. Show to be reasonable or provide adequate ground for

  • "The emergency does not warrant all of us buying guns"
  • "The end justifies the means"
    synonym:
  • justify
  • ,
  • warrant

2. Stand behind and guarantee the quality, accuracy, or condition of

  • "The dealer warrants all the cars he sells"
  • "I warrant this information"
    synonym:
  • guarantee
  • ,
  • warrant