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  4  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Warrant  \War"rant\,  n.  [OE.  warant,  OF  warant  a  warrant,  a 
  defender,  protector,  F.  garant,  originally  a  p.  pr  pf  German 
  origin,  fr  OHG.  wer[=e]n  to  grant,  warrant,  G.  gew["a]hren; 
  akin  to  OFries  wera.  Cf  {Guarantee}.] 
  1.  That  which  warrants  or  authorizes;  a  commission  giving 
  authority,  or  justifying  the  doing  of  anything  an  act 
  instrument,  or  obligation,  by  which  one  person  authorizes 
  another  to  do  something  which  he  has  not  otherwise  a  right 
  to  do  an  act  or  instrument  investing  one  with  a  right  or 
  authority,  and  thus  securing  him  from  loss  or  damage; 
  commission;  authority.  Specifically: 
  a  A  writing  which  authorizes  a  person  to  receive  money 
  or  other  thing 
  b  (Law)  A  precept  issued  by  a  magistrate  authorizing  an 
  officer  to  make  an  arrest,  a  seizure,  or  a  search,  or 
  do  other  acts  incident  to  the  administration  of 
  c  (Mil.  &  Nav.)  An  official  certificate  of  appointment 
  issued  to  an  officer  of  lower  rank  than  a  commissioned 
  officer.  See  {Warrant  officer},  below. 
  2.  That  which  vouches  or  insures  for  anything  guaranty; 
  I  give  thee  warrant  of  thy  place  --Shak. 
  His  worth  is  warrant  for  his  welcome  hither.  --Shak. 
  3.  That  which  attests  or  proves;  a  voucher. 
  4.  Right  legality;  allowance.  [Obs.]  --Shak. 
  {Bench  warrant}.  (Law)  See  in  the  Vocabulary. 
  {Dock  warrant}  (Com.),  a  customhouse  license  or  authority. 
  {General  warrant}.  (Law)  See  under  {General}. 
  {Land  warrant}.  See  under  {Land}. 
  {Search  warrant}.  (Law)  See  under  {Search},  n. 
  {Warrant  of  attorney}  (Law),  written  authority  given  by  one 
  person  to  another  empowering  him  to  transact  business  for 
  him  specifically,  written  authority  given  by  a  client  to 
  his  attorney  to  appear  for  him  in  court,  and  to  suffer 
  judgment  to  pass  against  him  by  confession  in  favor  of 
  some  specified  person.  --Bouvier. 
  {Warrant  officer},  a  noncommissioned  officer,  as  a  sergeant, 
  corporal,  bandmaster,  etc.,  in  the  army,  or  a 
  quartermaster,  gunner,  boatswain,  etc.,  in  the  navy. 
  {Warrant  to  sue  and  defend}. 
  a  (O.  Eng.  Law)  A  special  warrant  from  the  crown, 
  authorizing  a  party  to  appoint  an  attorney  to  sue  or 
  defend  for  him 
  b  A  special  authority  given  by  a  party  to  his  attorney 
  to  commence  a  suit,  or  to  appear  and  defend  a  suit  in 
  his  behalf.  This  warrant  is  now  disused.  --Burrill. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Warrant  \War"rant\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Warranted};  p.  pr  & 
  vb  n.  {Warranting}.]  [OE.  waranten  OF  warantir  garantir 
  guarantir,  garentir  garandir  F.  garantir  to  warrant,  fr 
  OF  warant,  garant,  guarant,  a  warrant,  a  protector,  a 
  defender,  F.  garant.  [root]142.  See  {Warrant},  n.] 
  1.  To  make  secure;  to  give  assurance  against  harm;  to 
  guarantee  safety  to  to  give  authority  or  power  to  do  or 
  forbear  to  do  anything  by  which  the  person  authorized  is 
  secured,  or  saved  harmless,  from  any  loss  or  damage  by  his 
  That  show  I  first  my  body  to  warrant.  --Chaucer. 
  I'll  warrant  him  from  drowning.  --Shak. 
  In  a  place  Less  warranted  than  this  or  less  secure, 
  I  can  not  be  --Milton. 
  2.  To  support  by  authority  or  proof;  to  justify;  to  maintain; 
  to  sanction;  as  reason  warrants  it 
  True  fortitude  is  seen  in  great  exploits,  That 
  justice  warrants,  and  that  wisdom  guides.  --Addison. 
  How  little  while  it  is  since  he  went  forth  out  of 
  his  study,  --  chewing  a  Hebrew  text  of  Scripture  in 
  his  mouth,  I  warrant.  --Hawthorne. 
  3.  To  give  a  warrant  or  warranty  to  to  assure  as  if  by 
  giving  a  warrant  to 
  [My  neck  is]  as  smooth  as  silk,  I  warrant  ye  --L' 
  4.  (Law) 
  a  To  secure  to  as  a  grantee,  an  estate  granted;  to 
  b  To  secure  to  as  a  purchaser  of  goods,  the  title  to 
  the  same  to  indemnify  against  loss 
  c  To  secure  to  as  a  purchaser,  the  quality  or  quantity 
  of  the  goods  sold,  as  represented.  See  {Warranty},  n., 
  d  To  assure,  as  a  thing  sold,  to  the  purchaser;  that  is 
  to  engage  that  the  thing  is  what  it  appears,  or  is 
  represented,  to  be  which  implies  a  covenant  to  make 
  good  any  defect  or  loss  incurred  by  it 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Attorney  \At*tor"ney\,  n.;  pl  {Attorneys}.  [OE.  aturneye  OF 
  atorn['e],  p.  p.  of  atorner:  cf  LL  atturnatus  attornatus 
  fr  attornare  See  {Attorn}.] 
  1.  A  substitute;  a  proxy;  an  agent.  [Obs.] 
  And  will  have  no  attorney  but  myself.  --Shak. 
  2.  (Law) 
  a  One  who  is  legally  appointed  by  another  to  transact 
  any  business  for  him  an  attorney  in  fact 
  b  A  legal  agent  qualified  to  act  for  suitors  and 
  defendants  in  legal  proceedings;  an  attorney  at  law. 
  Note:  An  attorney  is  either  public  or  private.  A  private 
  attorney,  or  an  attorney  in  fact  is  a  person  appointed 
  by  another,  by  a  letter  or  power  of  attorney,  to 
  transact  any  business  for  him  out  of  court;  but  in  a 
  more  extended  sense  this  class  includes  any  agent 
  employed  in  any  business,  or  to  do  any  act  in  pais,  for 
  another.  A  public  attorney,  or  attorney  at  law,  is  a 
  practitioner  in  a  court  of  law,  legally  qualified  to 
  prosecute  and  defend  actions  in  such  court,  on  the 
  retainer  of  clients.  --Bouvier.  --  The  attorney  at  law 
  answers  to  the  procurator  of  the  civilians,  to  the 
  solicitor  in  chancery,  and  to  the  proctor  in  the 
  ecclesiastical  and  admiralty  courts,  and  all  of  these 
  are  comprehended  under  the  more  general  term  lawyer.  In 
  Great  Britain  and  in  some  states  of  the  United  States, 
  attorneys  are  distinguished  from  counselors  in  that  the 
  business  of  the  former  is  to  carry  on  the  practical  and 
  formal  parts  of  the  suit.  In  many  states  of  the  United 
  States  however,  no  such  distinction  exists.  In  England, 
  since  1873,  attorneys  at  law  are  by  statute  called 
  {A  power},  {letter},  or  {warrant},  {of  attorney},  a  written 
  authority  from  one  person  empowering  another  to  transact 
  business  for  him 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  1:  an  authorization  allowing  police  to  perform  specified  acts 
  2:  formal  and  explicit  approval  [syn:  {sanction},  {countenance}, 
  {endorsement},  {imprimatur}] 
  3:  a  written  assurance  that  some  product  or  service  will  be 
  provided  or  will  meet  certain  specifications  [syn:  {guarantee}, 
  v  1:  show  to  be  reasonable  [syn:  {justify}] 
  2:  stand  behind  [syn:  {guarantee}] 

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