Herodotus, however, gives it a different construction, and one well warranted by the general course of Lacedmonian policy.
He still feels, however, that there are superior walnuts growing wild and that continued search for them is well warranted.
But the hypothesis used in this case is not well warranted by facts.
Max was gazing back at the cascade, whose aspect from where they were well warranted the familiar name by which it was known.
Expansion of our intracoastal waterways to effective barge depths is well warranted.
The suspicions were well warranted by the state of the Law, which became an instrument in the hands of grasping attorneys.
Whenever you99 girls come out here to go bathing, you will be well warranted in assuming that you have earned your plunge.
If you can visualize your proposed home thoroughly by it, the expense is well warranted.
early 13c., "protector, defender," from Old North French warant (Old French garant), from Frankish *warand (cf. Old High German weren "to authorize, warrant," German gewähren "to grant"), from Proto-Germanic *war- "to warn, guard, protect," perhaps from PIE root *wer- "to cover" (cf. Latin vereri "to observe with awe, revere, respect, fear;" Greek ouros "watchman," horan "to see;" Hittite werite- "to see;" see weir).
Sense evolved via notion of "permission from a superior which protects one from blame or responsibility" (c.1300) to "document conveying authority" (1510s). A warrant officer in the military is one who holds office by warrant, rather than by commission.
late 13c., "to keep safe from danger," from Old North French warantir (Old French garantir), from warant (see warrant (n.)).
Meaning "to guarantee to be of quality" is attested from late 14c.; sense of "to guarantee as true" is recorded from c.1300. Related: Warranted; warranting.