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Từ điển Oxford Advanced Learner 8th
warrant


war·rant [warrant warrants warranted warranting] noun, verb BrE [ˈwɒrənt] NAmE [ˈwɔːrənt] NAmE [ˈwɑːrənt]
noun
1. countable a legal document that is signed by a judge and gives the police authority to do sth
an arrest warrant
~ for sth They issued a warrant for her arrest.
~ to do sth They had a warrant to search the house.
see also death warrant, ↑search warrant
2. countable ~ (for sth) a document that gives you the right to receive money, services, etc
the issue of warrants for equity shares
3. uncountable ~ (for sth/for doing sth) (formal) (usually in negative sentences)an acceptable reason for doing sth
There is no warrant for such criticism.

Word Origin:
Middle English (in the senses ‘protector’ and ‘safeguard’, also, as a verb, ‘keep safe from danger’): from variants of Old French guarant (noun), guarantir (verb), of Germanic origin; compare with ↑guarantee.

Example Bank:
In certain circumstances, police may enter premises without a warrant.
Police who executed a search warrant found a substantial amount of stolen property on the premises.
The commissioner has issued a warrant for her arrest.
The judge issued a bench warrant.
The king refused to sign the death warrant for his old friend.
The police served a warrant on him.
Federal agents tried to serve arrest warrants on him for firearms offences.
Police arrived with a search warrant.
The police arrived with a warrant to search the house.
Idiom:I warrant
 
verb (formal)
to make sth necessary or appropriate in a particular situation
Syn: justify
~ sth Further investigation is clearly warranted.
~ (sb/sth) doing sth The situation scarcely warrants their/them being dismissed.
see also unwarranted
Verb forms:

Word Origin:
Middle English (in the senses ‘protector’ and ‘safeguard’, also, as a verb, ‘keep safe from danger’): from variants of Old French guarant (noun), guarantir (verb), of Germanic origin; compare with ↑guarantee.

Example Bank:
The TV appearance was so brief that it hardly warranted comment.
They do not consider the case serious enough to warrant a government enquiry.

 

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