Most commonly, a court order authorizing law enforcement officers to make an arrest or conduct a search. An application seeking a warrant must be accompanied by an affidavit which establishes probable cause by detailing the facts upon which the request is based.

Source: U.S. Courts

Court authorization, most often for law enforcement officers, to conduct a search or make an arrest.

Source: U.S. Courts

An issuer-based product that gives the buyer the right, but not the obligation, to buy (in the case of a call) or to sell (in the case of a put) a stock or a commodity at a set price during a specified period.

Source: Commodity Futures Trading Commission

A written order issued and signed by a judge or judicial officer directing a peace officer to take specific action. Can be: (1) an arrest warrantorders a peace officer to arrest and bring to the court the person accused of a crime to begin legal action; (2) a bench warranta judge's order to arrest and bring a person to court because the person has failed to appear in court when they were supposed to; (3) a recall warrantan order to remove from Department of Justice and state police computers information about canceled warrants to avoid mistaken arrests; or (4) a search warrantan order based on a finding of probable cause directing law enforcement officers to conduct a search of specific premises for specific persons or things and to bring them to the court.

Source: California Courts.