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warrant British & World English

A document issued by a legal or government official authorizing the police or another body to make an arrest, search premises, or carry out some other action relating to the administration of justice

warrant English Thesaurus

a judge has now issued a warrant for his arrest

bench warrant British & World English

A written order issued by a judge authorizing the arrest of a person charged with some contempt, crime, or misdemeanor

death warrant British & World English

An official order for the execution of a condemned person

royal warrant British & World English

A warrant issued by the sovereign, especially one authorizing a company to display the royal arms, indicating that goods or services are supplied to the sovereign or to a member of the royal family

warrant card British & World English

A document of authorization and identification carried by a police officer

search warrant British & World English

A legal document authorizing a police officer or other official to enter and search premises

warrant officer British & World English

A rank of officer in the army, RAF, or US navy, below the commissioned officers and above the NCOs

warrant officer New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

(capital in titles; abbreviation WO)

distress warrant British & World English

A warrant authorizing distraint

dividend warrant British & World English

A document that shows that a shareholder is entitled to a dividend

I warrant (you) British & World English

Used to express the speaker’s certainty about something

chief warrant officer British & World English

A rank in the US armed forces, above warrant officer and below the lowest-ranking commissioned officer

I warrant (you) in warrant British & World English

Used to express the speaker’s certainty about something

I or I'll warrant (you) in warrant British & World English

Used to express the speaker’s certainty about something


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