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Definition of Warrant

Warrant
Warrant War"rant, n. [OE. warant, OF. warant a warrant, a defender, protector, F. garant, originally a p. pr. pf German origin, fr. OHG. wer[=e]n to grant, warrant, G. gew["a]hren; akin to OFries. wera. Cf. Guarantee.] 1. That which warrants or authorizes; a commission giving authority, or justifying the doing of anything; an act, instrument, or obligation, by which one person authorizes another to do something which he has not otherwise a right to do; an act or instrument investing one with a right or authority, and thus securing him from loss or damage; commission; authority. Specifically: (a) A writing which authorizes a person to receive money or other thing. (b) (Law) A precept issued by a magistrate authorizing an officer to make an arrest, a seizure, or a search, or do other acts incident to the administration of justice. (c) (Mil. & Nav.) An official certificate of appointment issued to an officer of lower rank than a commissioned officer. See Warrant officer, below. 2. That which vouches or insures for anything; guaranty; security. I give thee warrant of thy place. --Shak. His worth is warrant for his welcome hither. --Shak. 3. That which attests or proves; a voucher. 4. Right; legality; allowance. [Obs.] --Shak. Bench warrant. (Law) See in the Vocabulary. Dock warrant (Com.), a customhouse license or authority. General warrant. (Law) See under General. Land warrant. See under Land. Search warrant. (Law) See under Search, n. Warrant of attorney (Law), written authority given by one person to another empowering him to transact business for him; specifically, written authority given by a client to his attorney to appear for him in court, and to suffer judgment to pass against him by confession in favor of some specified person. --Bouvier. Warrant officer, a noncommissioned officer, as a sergeant, corporal, bandmaster, etc., in the army, or a quartermaster, gunner, boatswain, etc., in the navy. Warrant to sue and defend. (a) (O. Eng. Law) A special warrant from the crown, authorizing a party to appoint an attorney to sue or defend for him. (b) A special authority given by a party to his attorney to commence a suit, or to appear and defend a suit in his behalf. This warrant is now disused. --Burrill.

Meaning of Warrant from wikipedia

- Look up warrant in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. Warrant may refer to: Warrant (law), a form of specific authorization Arrest warrant, authorizing the...
- Warrant officer (WO) is a rank or category of ranks in the armed forces of many countries. Depending on the country, service, or historical context, warrant...
- In the United States Armed Forces, the ranks of warrant officer (grades W‑1 to W‑5; see NATO: WO1–WO5) are rated as officers above all non-commissioned...
- A warrant canary is a method by which a communications service provider aims to inform its users that the provider has been served with a government subpoena...
- The Warrant is a 2020 American Western-themed film. The film stars Steven R. McQueen and Neal McDonough as a father and son duo, who dedicate their lives...
- may refer to: Royal warrant of appointment, warrant to tradespeople who supply goods or services to a royal court Royal Warrant of Appointment (Spain)...
- An arrest warrant is a warrant issued by a judge or magistrate on behalf of the state, which authorizes the arrest and detention of an individual, or the...
- include search warrants, arrest warrants, and execution warrants. Arrest warrant, issued by a judge to detain someone Execution warrant, writ issued by...
- A search warrant is a court order that a magistrate or judge issues to authorize law enforcement officers to conduct a search of a person, location, or...
- In finance, a warrant is a security that entitles the holder to buy or sell stock, typically the stock of the issuing company, at a fixed price called...