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noun [countable]     warrant pronunciation in British English
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  1. 1
    legal a document written by a judge that gives the police permission to do something, for example to arrest someone or to search a house

    We have a warrant to search the house for drugs.

    an arrest warrant

    The court issued a warrant for his arrest.

  2. 2
    formal a reason for doing something

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