Warrant

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Definition

a warrant: permission, authorization, a license, a permit
noun
a search warrant an official permit which gives the police permission to search a building
A warrant for Luna's arrest was issued after she chained herself to a tree for two months. The judge signed an official document so that if the police found her they would be able to arrest her.

to warrant (a decision): to justify (a decision)
verb
I admit that I've worked less this past year, but that doesn't warrant getting fired! It was totally unjustified!

Examples

  • "Miss Stake : But does this really warrant such frequent absences from Head Office?"

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