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warrant

verb [T]  us   /ˈwɑr·ənt, ˈwɔr-/ fml

warrant verb [T] (MAKE NECESSARY)

to make a particular action necessary or correct, or to be a reason to do something: His injury was serious enough to warrant an operation. I can see circumstances in which these types of investigations would be warranted.

warrant

noun [C]  us   /ˈwɑr·ənt, ˈwɔr-/

warrant noun [C] (DOCUMENT)

an official document approved by an authority, esp. a judge, which gives the police permission to do certain things: a search warrant an arrest warrant
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