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"warrant" in British English

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warrantverb

uk   /ˈwɒr.ənt/  us   /ˈwɔːr-/
  • warrant verb (CERTAIN)

[I or T] old-fashioned used to say that you are ​certain about something: He's to ​blame, I'll warrant (you).

warrantnoun

uk   /ˈwɒr.ənt/  us   /ˈwɔːr-/
  • warrant noun (REASON)

[U] UK old-fashioned a ​reason for doing something: There's no warrant for that ​sort of ​behaviour!
(Definition of warrant from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"warrant" in American English

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warrantverb [T]

 us   /ˈwɑr·ənt, ˈwɔr-/ fml
  • warrant verb [T] (MAKE NECESSARY)

to make a ​particularactionnecessary or ​correct, or to be a ​reason to do something: His ​injury was ​serious enough to warrant an ​operation. I can ​seecircumstances in which these ​types of investigations would be warranted.

warrantnoun [C]

 us   /ˈwɑr·ənt, ˈwɔr-/
  • warrant noun [C] (DOCUMENT)

an ​officialdocumentapproved by an ​authority, esp. a ​judge, which gives the ​policepermission to do ​certain things: a ​search warrant an ​arrest warrant
(Definition of warrant from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"warrant" in Business English

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warrantnoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈwɒrənt/
FINANCE the ​right to ​buy a company's shares at a particular ​price by a particular ​date: The ​company has the ​right to exercise warrants for the ​stock, up to a ​maximum of 5% of the ​totalsharesoutstanding.
LAW a ​legaldocument that gives someone, for ​example, the ​police, the ​authority to do something: an arrest warrant

warrantverb [T]

uk   us   /ˈwɒrənt/
to promise that something is ​true, or say that it is ​certain that something will ​happen: Our ​products are warranted against ​defects in ​materials and ​workmanship.
(Definition of warrant from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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