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Mittimus vs. Warrant

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  • Mittimus (noun)

    A warrant issued for someone to be taken into custody.

  • Mittimus (noun)

    A writ for moving records from one court to another.

  • Mittimus (noun)

    A formal dismissal from a situation.

  • Warrant (noun)

    A defender, a protector.

  • Warrant (noun)

    Authorization or sanction, as given by a superior.

  • Warrant (noun)

    Something that provides guarantee or proof.

    "a warrant of authenticity"

    "a warrant for success"

  • Warrant (noun)

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

  • Warrant (noun)

    An issued together with another term at issue greater than a year, to buy other securities of the issuer.

  • Warrant (noun)

    A writ authorizing an search, arrest, or to execute a judgment.

    "an arrest warrant issued by the court"

  • Warrant (noun)

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

  • Warrant (verb)

    To keep safe (from danger).

  • Warrant (verb)

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

  • Warrant (verb)

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

  • Warrant (verb)

    To guarantee as being true; to believe strongly.

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

  • Warrant (verb)

    To sanction or warrant (to do something).

    "I am warranted to search these premises fully."

  • Warrant (verb)

    To grounds for.

    "Circumstances arose that warranted the use of lethal force."

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Oxford Dictionary
  • Mittimus (noun)

    A precept or warrant granted by a justice for committing to prison a party charged with crime; a warrant of commitment to prison.

  • Warrant (noun)

    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.

  • Warrant (noun)

    A writing which authorizes a person to receive money or other thing.

  • Warrant (noun)

    That which vouches or insures for anything; guaranty; security.

  • Warrant (noun)

    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.

  • Warrant (noun)

    That which attests or proves; a voucher.

  • Warrant (noun)

    An official certificate of appointment issued to an officer of lower rank than a commissioned officer. See Warrant officer, below.

  • Warrant (noun)

    Right; legality; allowance.

  • Warrant

    To make secure; to give assurance against harm; to guarantee safety to; to give authority or power to do, or forbear to do, anything by which the person authorized is secured, or saved harmless, from any loss or damage by his action.

  • Warrant

    To support by authority or proof; to justify; to maintain; to sanction; as, reason warrants it.

  • Warrant

    To give a warrant or warranty to; to assure as if by giving a warrant to.

  • Warrant

    To secure to, as a grantee, an estate granted; to assure.

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