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Date: 1100-1200
Language: Old North French
Origin: warant

warrant

1 noun
     
Related topics: Law, Police
war‧rant1
1 [countable]SCLSCP a legal document that is signed by a judge, allowing the police to take a particular action
warrant for
The magistrate issued a warrant for his arrest.
death warrant, search warrant
2 [countable] an official document giving someone the right to do something, for example buy shares in a company:
The company issued warrants for 300,000 shares.
3 formal

no warrant for (doing) something

no good reason for doing something:
There is no warrant for copying other people's work.

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