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warrant,

in law, written order by an official of a court directed to an officer. The search warrantsearch warrant,
in law, written order by an official of a court authorizing an officer to search in a specified place for specified objects and to seize them if found. The objects sought may be stolen goods or physical evidences of the commission of crime (e.g., narcotics).
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 and the warrant of arrestarrest,
in law, seizure and detention of a person, either to bring him before a court body or official, or to otherwise secure the administration of the law. A person may be arrested for an alleged violation of civil or criminal law.
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 are the most frequently used types. Warrants of attachment order the seizure of a defendant's goods pending trial or judicial determination of ownership and in certain other cases. Warrants are usually issued by a judge or court clerk. They are directed to sheriffs, marshals, constables, and other officers of the peace. The strictest compliance with legal forms and rules for serving a warrant is ordinarily necessary if it is to be effective.

Warrant

 

in the civil law of a number of states (France, Great Britain, the USA, Japan, and others), a document that is issued to the owner of goods when he places them in storage. Usually the warrant consists of two parts—a warehouse certificate and the warrant itself. It is a kind of security, since the owner of the goods may sell the warrant or use it as a pledge. He may also transfer the warrant by means of endorsement.

REFERENCE

Grazhdanskoe i torgovoe pravo kapitalisticheskikh gosudarstv. Moscow, 1966. Pages 324-35.

warrant

[′wär·ənt]
(geology)

warrant

1. a document that certifies or guarantees, such as a receipt for goods stored in a warehouse, a licence, or a commission
2. Law an authorization issued by a magistrate or other official allowing a constable or other officer to search or seize property, arrest a person, or perform some other specified act
References in classic literature ?
Ay, let' me but meet this same Robin Hood, and let me see whether he will not mind the King's warrant.
Within my pouch I have a warrant, all fairly written out on parchment, forsooth, with a great red seal for to make it lawful.
Thou hadst better watch thy warrant, man, or else he may steal it out of thy very pouch.
Fourscore bright angels hath the Sheriff promised me if I serve the warrant upon the knave's body, and ten of them will I give to thee if thou showest me him.
Ay, that will I," quoth Robin, "but show me thy warrant, man, until I see whether it be good or no.
No man shall see my warrant till I serve it upon yon fellow's own body.
Then Robin Hood laughed aloud and quickly took the warrant from out the Tinker's pouch with his deft fingers.
Then of his warrant, and of the fourscore angels he was to gain for serving it upon Robin Hood.
The modifications set forth the procedure for federal law enforcement officers and agents to obtain, process, and return warrants to install and use tracking devices to include global positioning system (GPS) technology.
Many start-up companies issue stock warrants or options under one of two scenarios: (1) to induce potential investors to purchase stock in an offering or (2) as compensation for executives, directors or other service providers.
To obtain the loan, Jordan gave the lenders warrants to purchase stock at $500 per share, the current market price.
Warrants need to be based on probable cause, a determination that must be made by a magistrate.