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warrant

noun [C] (DOCUMENT)    /ˈwɒr.ənt/ US  /ˈwɔːr-/
an official document , signed by a judge or other person in authority , which gives the police permission to search someone's home , arrest a person , or take some other action : a search warrant Judge La Riva had issued an arrest warrant/a warrant for his arrest .Official documentsArresting and chargingThe police generally
(Definition of warrant noun (DOCUMENT) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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