What is the meaning of warrant?


  • A writ from a court commanding police to perform specified acts.
  • 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.
    • usage: "as a sweetener they offered warrants along with the fixed-income securities"
  • Formal and explicit approval.
    • usage: "a Democrat usually gets the union's endorsement"
  • A written assurance that some product or service will be provided or will meet certain specifications.


  • Show to be reasonable or provide adequate ground for.
    • usage: "The emergency does not warrant all of us buying guns"; "The end justifies the means"
  • Stand behind and guarantee the quality, accuracy, or condition of.
    • usage: "The dealer warrants all the cars he sells"; "I warrant this information"
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