Warrant vs. Writ

Warrant vs. Writ — Is There a Difference?

Difference Between Warrant and Writ

Warrantnoun

(Law) A judicial writ authorizing the search or seizure of property, arrest of a person, or the execution of a legal judgment.

Writnoun

(Law) A written order issued by a court, commanding the party to whom it is addressed to perform or cease performing a specified act.

Warrantnoun

A voucher authorizing payment or receipt of money.

Writnoun

Writings

holy writ.

Warrantnoun

An option to buy stock at a specified price from an issuing company.

Writverb

A past tense and a past participle of write.

Warrantnoun

Justification for an action or a belief; grounds

"The difficulty of predicting the future is no warrant to ignore it" (Brian Hayes).

Writnoun

(legal) A written order, issued by a court, ordering someone to do (or stop doing) something.

Warrantnoun

Something that provides assurance or confirmation; a guarantee or proof

"The kind of uncertainties and ambiguities ... which may damage [his] essays ... are often a warrant of authenticity in [his] fiction" (John Edward Hardy).

Writnoun

Authority, power to enforce compliance.

Warrantnoun

Authorization or certification; sanction, as given by a superior.

Writnoun

(archaic) That which is written; writing.

Warrantnoun

A warrant officer.

Writverb

past tense of write

Warrantnoun

A certificate of appointment given to a warrant officer.

Writverb

past participle of write

Warrantverb

To provide adequate grounds for; justify or require

What could he have done that would warrant such a punishment?.

Writnoun

(law) a legal document issued by a court or judicial officer

Warrantverb

To guarantee (a product).

Warrantverb

To guarantee (a purchaser) indemnification against damage or loss.

Warrantverb

(Law) To guarantee clear title to (real property).

Warrantnoun

(obsolete) A defender, a protector.

Warrantnoun

Authorization or certification; a sanction, as given by a superior.

Warrantnoun

Something that provides assurance or confirmation; a guarantee or proof.

a warrant of authenticitya warrant for success

Warrantnoun

An order that serves as authorization; especially a voucher authorizing payment or receipt of money.

Warrantnoun

(finance) An option, usually issued together with another security and with a term at issue greater than a year, to buy other securities of the issuer.

Warrantnoun

(law) A judicial writ authorizing an officer to make a search, seizure, or arrest, or to execute a judgment.

an arrest warrant issued by the court

Warrantnoun

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Warrantnoun

A certificate of appointment given to a warrant officer.

Warrantnoun

A document certifying that a motor vehicle meets certain standards of mechanical soundness and safety; a warrant of fitness.

Warrantverb

To protect, keep safe (from danger).

Warrantverb

To give (someone) an assurance or guarantee (of something); also, with a double object: to guarantee (someone something).

Warrantverb

(transitive) To guarantee (something) to be (of a specified quality, value, etc.).

Warrantverb

(transitive) To guarantee as being true; (colloquially) to believe strongly.

That tree is going to fall, I’ll warrant.

Warrantverb

(transitive) To authorize; to give (someone) sanction or warrant (to do something).

I am warranted to search these premises fully.

Warrantverb

(transitive) To justify; to give grounds for.

Circumstances arose that warranted the use of lethal force.

Warrantnoun

a writ from a court commanding police to perform specified acts

Warrantnoun

a type of security issued by a corporation (usually together with a bond or preferred stock) that gives the holder the right to purchase a certain amount of common stock at a stated price;

as a sweetener they offered warrants along with the fixed-income securities

Warrantnoun

formal and explicit approval;

a Democrat usually gets the union's endorsement

Warrantnoun

a written assurance that some product or service will be provided or will meet certain specifications

Warrantverb

show to be reasonable or provide adequate ground for;

The emergency does not warrant all of us buying gunsThe end justifies the means

Warrantverb

stand behind and guarantee the quality, accuracy, or condition of;

The dealer warrants all the cars he sellsI warrant this information