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warrant
  • noun
    A 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)
    Justification or authority for an action, belief, or feeling. (there is no warrant for this assumption)
    An official certificate of appointment issued to an officer of lower rank than a commissioned officer.
    verb
    Justify or necessitate (a certain course of action) (that offense is serious enough to warrant a court martial)

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