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American English: /ˈwɔrənt/
British English: /ˈwɒr(ə)nt/

Translation of warrant in Spanish:


  • 1 countable (written authorization) (Law)
    also: search warrant
    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.
  • 2 countable (voucher)
    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.
  • 3 uncountable (justification) [formal]
    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

  • 1 (justify) the case warrants/does not warrant further investigation
    el caso merece/no merece que se continúe con la investigación
    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.
  • 2 2.1 (assure) [formal] 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) these goods are warranted for one year
    estos productos están garantizados por un año or tienen un año de garantía
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