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Pronunciation: /ˈwɔːrənt; ˈwɒrənt/

Translation of warrant in Spanish:


  • 1.1 countable/numerable (written authorization) [Law/Derecho] orden (feminine) judicial
    (search warrant)
    orden (feminine) de registro or (in Latin America also/en América Latina también) de allanamiento a warrant was issued for his arrest se expidió una orden de arresto or de detención en su contra, se ordenó su arresto or detención
    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.
    1.2 countable/numerable (voucher) vale (masculine); [Finance] warrant (masculine), derecho (masculine) de suscripción de nuevas acciones
    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.
    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 uncountable/no numerable (justification) [formal] justificación (feminine)
    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.

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

  • 1 (justify) justificar* the case warrants/does not warrant further investigation el caso merece/no merece que se continúe con la investigación
  • 2 2.1 (assure) [formal] garantizar*, asegurar I'll warrant you (that) they'll accept te garantizo or te aseguro que van a aceptar he'll be back, I warrant you volverá, te lo garantizo or te lo aseguro 2.2 (guarantee) (often passive/frecuentemente en voz pasiva) garantizar* these goods are warranted for one year estos productos están garantizados por un año or tienen un año de garantía

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