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Warrant

This can be a number of things. It is the formal authority by the court to cite a person to appear before it. It is a written authority, for example, from a court authorising certain actions such as an arrest of a person; a search of premises; or an eviction of occupiers. It is also used to signify a document evidencing a right of some kind, for example in a title to heritable property.