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warrant
used in To Kill a Mockingbird

2 meanings, 2 uses
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1  —1 use as in:
serious enough to warrant surgery
Definition
to justify (make an action reasonable or necessary)
  • Did you not think the nature of her injuries warranted immediate medical attention?
    p. 234.9
warranted = justified
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2  —1 use as in:
I warrant it
Definition
to promise, guarantee, or indicate certainty of something

(seldom used today, but common in classic literature)
  • We do know in part what Mr. Ewell did: he did what any God-fearing, persevering, respectable white man would do under the circumstances— he swore out a warrant, no doubt signing it with his left hand, and Tom Robinson now sits before you, having taken the oath with the only good hand he possesses his right hand.
    p. 272.9
warrant = document stating that something happened
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