Definition of Warrant:

  1. An official certificate of appointment issued to an officer of lower rank than a commissioned officer.

  2. General: (1) Formal and explicit approval. (2) Document (instrument) that confers authority or justifies an act that is otherwise neither permissible nor legal.

  3. A document issued by a legal or government official authorizing the police or some other body to make an arrest, search premises, or carry out some other action relating to the administration of justice.

  4. Law: Legal authorization (writ) issued by a court to (1) search a place and seize specified items if found there (called search warrant), or (2) arrest or detain specified person or persons (called arrest warrant). Although no hearing is required for issuing a warrant, and no prior notice need be given to the party against whom it operates, the court must be provided with reasonable cause (usually through an affidavit) to justify the request for its issuance.

  5. Justify or necessitate (a certain course of action).

  6. Justification or authority for an action, belief, or feeling.

  7. Securities trading: (1) Long-term certificate issued by a firm giving the holder the right to purchase its securities at a stipulated price (exercise price) in the future. Warrants are negotiable instruments that usually serve to enhance the marketability of corporate bonds or preferred stock (preference shares). They are similar to call-options but are issued by firms and not by futures exchanges, and have much longer time spans. Also called subscription warrant. (2) Alternative term for coupon.

Synonyms of Warrant

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Authorization, Written order, Licence, Permit, Official document

How to use Warrant in a sentence?

  1. That offense is serious enough to warrant a court martial.
  2. There is no warrant for this assumption.
  3. Magistrates issued a warrant for his arrest.
  4. The bench warrant was provided by the sheriffs office and stated that the man was to appear in General District Court on September 15th, 2015 at 9:00am.
  5. When the person was pulled over for driving over the speed limit, the officer found that the driver had several warrant s out for his arrest.
  6. If you fail to pay a traffic ticket or other citation you may find yourself visited by a police officer with a warrant for your arrest.

Meaning of Warrant & Warrant Definition