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Dictionary definition for: Warrant

1. (n) a writ from a court commanding police to perform specified acts

2. (v) show to be reasonable or provide adequate ground for; "The emergency does not warrant all of us buying guns" "The end justifies the means"

3. (n) 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

4. (v) stand behind and guarantee the quality, accuracy, or condition of; "The dealer warrants all the cars he sells" "I warrant this information"

5. (n) formal and explicit approval; "a Democrat usually gets the union''s endorsement"

6. (n) a written assurance that some product or service will be provided or will meet certain specifications

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