(War"proof`) n. Valor tried by war.
(War"ra*gal) n. (Zoöl.) The dingo.
(War"ran*dice) n. [See Warrantise.] (Scots Law) The obligation by which a person, conveying
a subject or a right, is bound to uphold that subject or right against every claim, challenge, or burden
arising from circumstances prior to the conveyance; warranty. [Written also warrandise.] Craig.
(War"rant) n. [OE. warant, OF. warant a warrant, a defender, protector, F. garant, originally
a p. pr. pf German origin, fr. OHG. weren to grant, warrant, G. gewähren; akin to OFries. wera. Cf.
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 justice.
(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; security.
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.