- 1A 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: magistrates issued a warrant for his arrest an extradition warrantMore example sentences
- On receipt of the authority to proceed the metropolitan magistrate may issue a warrant for the arrest of the person specified.
- He then failed to answer a summons from the examining magistrate, and a warrant for his arrest was issued on 28th January 1997.
- Police issued an arrest warrant for bigamy and John, who now lives on the Isle of Man, turned himself in last week.
- 1.1A document that entitles the holder to receive goods, money, or services: we’ll issue you with a travel warrantMore example sentences
- These warrants entitle the holders to sell shares of the common stock to the Company on certain dates at specified prices.
- While it's not required that the government receive warrants in return, that's one suggestion to compensate it for the credit risks being taken.
- In a card of this type, the issuer warrants to the payee that a cheque, drawn by the card-holder for not more than a stated maximum amount, will be paid on presentment.
- 1.2 Finance A negotiable security allowing the holder to buy shares at a specified price at or before some future date.More example sentences
- Other things being equal, for every €1 fall in the share price, the warrant price falls by five times more.
- Based on the current warrant and share price, the warrant gives gearing of 1.8 times.
- The buyers negotiate favorable terms, such as price discounts or warrants to receive additional shares should the stock hit a target price.
- 1.3 [usually with negative] Justification or authority for an action, belief, or feeling: there is no warrant for this assumptionMore example sentences
- There is no warrant for the claim that he became anti-Christian or antireligious after coming to power.
- There is as yet no warrant for ruling out an arithmetical set that is not decidable, or for ruling out a decidable set that is not arithmetical.
- There can be no warrant for the cold-blooded execution of a surrendered terrorist.
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- 1Justify or necessitate (a certain course of action): that offense is serious enough to warrant a court marshalMore example sentences
- Young people aged 10 to 17 who plead guilty to their first offence will be sent to new youth offender panels, providing their crime is not serious enough to warrant a custodial sentence.
- It's serious enough to warrant immediate action.
- Of course, the generals' categorical denial of a conspiracy simply serves to underline that the rumors are serious enough to warrant their attention.
I (or I'll) warrant (you)
- • dated Used to express the speaker’s certainty about a fact or situation: I’ll warrant you’ll thank me for it in years to comeMore example sentences
- I'll warrant that the usual suspect behind modern urban malaise - the breakdown of the fabric of traditional communities - has something to do with it.
- On the pitch two gallant teams went at it hammer and tongs while off it, their passionate supporters kept up an incessant cacophony, which will not, I'll warrant, be equalled at the county final.
- They do this while reading it religiously and, I'll warrant, using it as a way of keeping tabs on how various stories are playing, especially at the grass-roots level.
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- Persons against who the cases have been filed are either sellers, warranters or producers.
- Such a warranty may require varying deductibles and up-front payment for services which the warranter then reimburses at a later, perhaps much later, date.
- They were lobbying to be considered as the natural warranters of Venezuelan rainforest protection and preservation by being original inhabitants of the land.
Middle English (in the senses 'protector' and 'safeguard', also, as a verb, 'keep safe from danger'): from variants of Old French guarant (noun), guarantir (verb), of Germanic origin; compare with guarantee.