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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [wawr-uh nt, wor-]
    • /ˈwɔr ənt, ˈwɒr-/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [wawr-uh nt, wor-]
    • /ˈwɔr ənt, ˈwɒr-/

Definitions of warrantless word

  • noun warrantless authorization, sanction, or justification. 1
  • noun warrantless something that serves to give reliable or formal assurance of something; guarantee, pledge, or security. Synonyms: warranty, surety. 1
  • noun warrantless something considered as having the force of a guarantee or as being positive assurance of a thing: The cavalry and artillery were considered sure warrants of success. 1
  • noun warrantless a writing or document certifying or authorizing something, as a receipt, license, or commission. Synonyms: permit, voucher, writ, order, chit. 1
  • noun warrantless Law. an instrument, issued by a magistrate, authorizing an officer to make an arrest, seize property, make a search, or carry a judgment into execution. 1
  • noun warrantless the certificate of authority or appointment issued to an officer of the armed forces below the rank of a commissioned officer. 1

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Origin of warrantless

First appearance:

before 1175
One of the 8% oldest English words
1175-1225; (noun) Middle English warant < Anglo-French; Old French guarant < Germanic; compare Middle Low German warend, -ent warranty, noun use of present participle of waren to warrant; (v.) Middle English < Anglo-French warantir; Old French g(u)arantir, derivative of guarant; see guaranty

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Parts of speech for Warrantless


warrantless popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 93% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
According to our data about 50% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

warrantless usage trend in Literature

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Top questions with warrantless

  • what is a warrantless search?
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