|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.|
|2.||A writing which authorizes a person to receive money or other thing.|
|2.||That which vouches or insures for anything; guaranty; security.|
|3.||(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.|
|3.||That which attests or proves; a voucher.|
|4.||(Mil. & Nav.) An official certificate of appointment issued to an officer of lower rank than a commissioned officer. See |
|4.||Right; legality; allowance.|
|1.||To make secure; to give assurance against harm; to guarantee safety to; to give authority or power to do, or forbear to do, anything by which the person authorized is secured, or saved harmless, from any loss or damage by his action.|
|2.||To support by authority or proof; to justify; to maintain; to sanction; |
|3.||To give a warrant or warranty to; to assure as if by giving a warrant to.|
|4.||(Law) To secure to, as a grantee, an estate granted; to assure.|
|Noun||1.||warrant - a writ from a court commanding police to perform specified acts|
|2.||warrant - 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; "as a sweetener they offered warrants along with the fixed-income securities"|
|3.||warrant - formal and explicit approval; "a Democrat usually gets the union's endorsement"|
|4.||warrant - a written assurance that some product or service will be provided or will meet certain specifications|
|Verb||1.||warrant - show to be reasonable or provide adequate ground for; "The emergency does not warrant all of us buying guns"; "The end justifies the means"|
|2.||warrant - stand behind and guarantee the quality, accuracy, or condition of; "The dealer warrants all the cars he sells"; "I warrant this information"|
ESCAPE, WARRANT. A warrant issued in England against a person who being charged in custody in the king's bench or Fleet prison, in execution or mesne process, escapes and goes at large. Jacob's L. D. h.t.
WARRANT, crim. law, Practice. A writ issued by a justice of the peace or
other authorized officer, directed to a constable or other proper person,
requiring him to arrest a person therein named, charged with committing some
offence, and to bring him before that or some other justice of the peace.
2. It should regularly be made under the hand and seal of the justice and dated. No warrant ought to be issued except upon the oath or affirmation of a witness charging the defendant with, the offence. 3 Binn. Rep. 88.
3. The reprehensible practice of issuing blank warrants which once prevailed in England, was never adopted here. 2 Russ. on Cr. 512; Ld. Raym. 546; 1 Salk. 175; 1 H. Bl. R. 13; Doct. Pl. 529; Wood's Inst. 84; Com. Dig. Forcible Entry, D 18, 19; Id. Imprisonment, H 6,; Id. Pleader, 3 K 26; Id. Pleader, 3 M 23. Vide Search warrant.
4. A bench warrant is a process granted by a court authorizing a proper officer to apprehend and bring before it some on charged with some contempt, crime or misdemeanor. See Bench warrant.
5. A search warrant is a process issued by a competent court or officer authorizing an officer therein named or described, to examine a house or other place for the purpose of finding goods which it is alleged have been stolen. See Search warrant.