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A written order by the court giving authority to law enforcement to either arrest a party or search a specific location for items.


 

Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
warrant (noun)
1.
a) (1) - sanction authorization , also evidence for or token of authorization
(2) - guarantee security
b) (1) - ground justification
(2) - confirmation proof
2.
a) a commission or document giving authority to do something , especially a writing that authorizes a person to pay or deliver to another and the other to receive money or other consideration
b) a precept or writ issued by a competent magistrate authorizing an officer to make an arrest, a seizure, or a search or to do other acts incident to the administration of justice
c) an official certificate of appointment issued to an officer of lower rank than a commissioned officer
d) (1) a short-term obligation of a governmental body (as a municipality) issued in anticipation of revenue
(2) an instrument issued by a corporation giving to the holder the right to purchase the stock of the corporation at a stated price either prior to a stipulated date or at any future time
warrant (verb)
transitive verb
1.
a) to declare or maintain with certainty be sure that - I'll warrant he'll be here by noon
b) to assure (a person) of the truth of what is said
2.
a) to guarantee to a person good title to and undisturbed possession of (as an estate)
b) to provide a guarantee of the security of (as title to property sold) usually by an express covenant in the deed of conveyance
c) to guarantee to be as represented
d) to guarantee (as goods sold) especially in respect of the quality or quantity specified
3.
to guarantee security or immunity to - secure I'll warrant him from drowning Shakespeare
4.
to give warrant or sanction to - authorize the law warrants this procedure
5.
a) to give proof of the authenticity or truth of
b) to give assurance of the nature of or for the undertaking of - guarantee
6.
to serve as or give adequate ground or reason for - promising enough to warrant further consideration
Merriam-Webster Online Thesaurus
warrant (noun)
the approval by someone in authority for the doing of something
SYNONYMS:
allowance, authorization, clearance, concurrence, consent, granting, green light, leave, license ( licence), sanction, sufferance, warrant
RELATED WORDS:
imprimatur, seal, signature, stamp; accreditation, certification; liberty, pass; concession, patent, permit; tolerance, toleration; acceptance, acquiescence, agreement, assent, OK ( okay); accord, grant
NEAR ANTONYMS:
denial, refusal, rejection, revocation; taboo ( tabu); injunction, veto; deterrence, discouragement, repression, suppression; ban, embargo, exclusion
interdiction, prohibition, proscription
warrant (verb)
1.
to assume responsibility for the satisfactory quality or performance of
SYNONYMS:
guarantee, guaranty
RELATED WORDS:
attest, authenticate, avouch, certify, testify (to), vouch (for), witness; assure, bond, contract, covenant; pledge, plight, stipulate, swear, undertake, vow; adhere, assert, aver, avow, declare, insist; insure
warrant (verb)
2.
to give official acceptance of as satisfactory
SYNONYMS:
accredit, approbate, authorize, clear, confirm, finalize, formalize, homologate, OK ( okay), ratify, sanction, warrant
RELATED WORDS:
accept, acknowledge, affirm; certify, endorse ( indorse), validate; bless, canonize, sanctify; initial, rubber-stamp, sign, sign off (on); allow, enable, legalize, license ( licence), pass, permit; reapprove
NEAR ANTONYMS:
ban, enjoin, forbid, illegalize, interdict, prohibit, proscribe; disregard, ignore, neglect, overlook; rebuff, rebut, refuse, spurn
decline, deny, disallow, disapprove, negative, reject, turn down, veto
warrant (verb)
3.
to have as a requirement
SYNONYMS:
bear, challenge, claim, demand, necessitate, require, take, want, warrant
RELATED WORDS:
entail, involve; ask, beg, claim, clamor (for), cry (for); hurt (for), lack; command, enjoin, exact, insist, press, quest, stipulate
NEAR ANTONYMS:
own, possess
have, hold
warrant (verb)
4.
to state as a fact usually forcefully
SYNONYMS:
affirm, allege, assert, aver, avouch, avow, contend, declare, insist, maintain, profess, protest, purport, warrant
RELATED WORDS:
announce, broadcast, proclaim; argue, rationalize, reason; confirm, justify, vindicate; defend, persevere, support, uphold; reaffirm, reassert
NEAR ANTONYMS:
abandon; disavow, disclaim, disown, negate, negative, reject, repudiate; challenge, dispute, question; confute, disprove, rebut, refute; contradict, counter
deny, gainsay
warrant (verb)
5.
to give official or legal power to
SYNONYMS:
accredit, certify, charter, commission, empower, enable, invest, license ( licence), qualify, vest, warrant
RELATED WORDS:
approve, clear, credential, endorse ( indorse), OK ( okay), sanction; affirm, confirm, validate; inaugurate, induct, initiate, install, instate, swear in; allow, let, permit; enfranchise, entitle, privilege
NEAR ANTONYMS:
ban, bar, block, constrain, deny, disallow, disbar, discourage, disenfranchise, disfranchise, exclude, hinder, hold back, impede, inhibit, obstruct, prevent, shut out, stop; enjoin, forbid, interdict, outlaw, prohibit, proscribe, veto
disqualify
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