Warrant is an American hard rock band from Hollywood, California, that experienced success from 1989–1996 with five albums reaching international sales of over 10 million. The band first came into the national spotlight with their Double Platinum debut album Dirty Rotten Filthy Stinking Rich, and one of its singles, "Heaven," reached No. 1 in Rolling Stone and No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100. The band continued its success in the early 1990s with the Double Platinum album Cherry Pie which provided the hit album titled song and music video.

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  1. A protector or defender.
  2. Authorization or certification; sanction, as given by a superior.
  3. 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 (Garry Wills).
  4. An order that serves as authorization, especially: A voucher authorizing payment or receipt of money.
  5. A judicial writ authorizing an officer to make a search, seizure, or arrest or to execute a judgment.
    arrest warrant issued by Thai supreme court
  6. A warrant officer.
  7. A certificate of appointment given to a warrant officer.
  8. 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.
  9. A Warrant of Fitness; a document certifying that a motor vehicle meets certain standards of safety and mechanical soundness.


  1. To protect, keep safe (from danger).
  2. To guarantee (something) to be (of a specified quality, value etc.).
  3. To guarantee as being true; to believe strongly.
    That tree is going to fall, I'll warrant.
  4. To give (someone) a guarantee or assurance (of something); also, with double object, to guarantee (someone something).
  5. To authorize; to give (someone) warrant or sanction (to do something).
    I am warranted to search these premises fully.
  6. To justify; to give grounds for.
    Circumstances arose that warranted the use of lethal force.

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