* warraunt (obsolete)
From (etyl), (warant), (warand) ( = (etyl) guarant > modern (garant)), present participle of a Romance verb from (etyl) *(term).
(label) A protector or defender.
*:And whanne I sawe her makynge suche dole / I asked her who slewe her lorde ¶ Syre she said the falsest knyght of the world now lyuyng/ and his name is sir Breuse saunce pyte / thenne for pyte I made the damoysel to lepe on her palfroy / and I promysed her to be her waraunt / and to helpe her to entyere her lord
Authorization or certification; sanction, as given by a superior.
Something that provides assurance or confirmation; a guarantee or proof: a warrant of authenticity; a warrant for success.
*:He almost gives his failings as a warrant for his greatness.
An order that serves as authorization, especially: A voucher authorizing payment or receipt of money.
(label) A judicial writ authorizing an officer to make a search, seizure, or arrest or to execute a judgment.
A warrant officer.
#A certificate of appointment given to a warrant officer.
(label) An option, usually with a term at issue greater than a year, usually issued together with another security, to buy other securities of the issuer.
(label) A Warrant of Fitness; a document certifying that a motor vehicle meets certain standards of safety and mechanical soundness.
* warrant card
* death warrant
From (etyl), (warantir), (warandir) ( = (etyl) guarantir > modern (garantir)), a Romance formation from the noun, Etymology 1, above.
To protect, keep safe (from danger).
*, Folio Society, 2006, vol.1, p.44:
*:all honest meanes for a man to warrant himselfe from evils are not onely tolerable, but commendable.
(label) To guarantee (something) to be (of a specified quality, value etc.).
*1851 , Herman Melville, Moby-Dick :
*:His pure tight skin was an excellent fit; and closely wrapped up in it, and embalmed with inner health and strength, like a revivified Egyptian, this Starbuck seemed prepared to endure for long ages to come, and to endure always, as now; for be it Polar snow or torrid sun, like a patent chronometer, his interior vitality was warranted to do well in all climates.
*:Thus the red damask curtains which now shut out the fog-laden, drizzling atmosphere of the Marylebone Road, had cost a mere song, and yet they might have been warranted to last another thirty years. A great bargain also had been the excellent Axminster carpet which covered the floor;.
(label) To guarantee as being true; (colloquially) to believe strongly.
To give (someone) a guarantee or assurance (of something); also, with double object, to guarantee (someone something).
*:Crato, in a consultation of his for a noble patient, tells him plainly, that if his highness will keep but a good diet, he will warrant him his former health.
(label) To authorize; to give (someone) warrant or sanction (to do something).
(label) To justify; to give grounds for.
From (etyl), from (etyl) . More at (l).
A right or privilege officially granted to a person, a group of people, or a company by a government.
* W. H. Seward
An acknowledgment of a corporation's existence and ownership.
The authorization granted by a company to sell or distribute its goods or services in a certain area.
- Election by universal suffrage, as modified by the Constitution, is the one crowning franchise of the American people.
A business operating under such authorization, a franchisee.
A legal exemption from jurisdiction.
The membership of a corporation or state; citizenship.
The right to vote at a public election.
The district or jurisdiction to which a particular privilege extends; the limits of an immunity; hence, an asylum or sanctuary.
* London Encyc.
- McDonalds has exported its franchise .
(sports) The collection of organizations in the history of a sports team; the tradition of a sports team as an entity, extending beyond the contemporary organization.
- Churches and monasteries in Spain are franchises for criminals.
(business, marketing) The positive influence on the buying behavior of customers exerted by the reputation of a company or a brand.
The loose collection of fictional works pertaining to a particular universe, including literary, film or television series from various sources.
- The Whalers' home city of Hartford was one of many for the franchise .
Exemption from constraint or oppression; freedom; liberty.
- the Star Wars franchise
(obsolete) Magnanimity; generosity; liberality; frankness; nobility.
* (business operating under franchise) franchisee
* franchise player
* franchise records
From (etyl) franchisen, fraunchisen, from (etyl) . More at (l).
To confer certain powers on; grant a franchise to; authorize.
(rare) To set free; invest with a franchise or privilege; enfranchise.