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A statement or indication that inspires confidence; a guarantee or pledge:
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  1. A statement or indication that inspires confidence; a guarantee or pledge:
  2. A promise or guarantee, an act that inspires confidence.
  3. (Chiefly Brit.) Insurance, esp. life insurance
A written and legally enforceable agreement or promise that is often a part of a contract or deed, especially one to maintain the status quo of something or to do or not do something during the term of the covenant.
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  1. A written and legally enforceable agreement or promise that is often a part of a contract or deed, especially one to maintain the status quo of something or to do or not do something during the term of the covenant.
  2. In the Bible, a divine promise establishing or modifying God's relationship to humanity or to a particular group.
  3. An implied promise that is incidental to a contract or deed.
Acceptance or approval of what is planned or done by another; acquiescence.
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  1. Acceptance or approval of what is planned or done by another; acquiescence.
  2. Permission, approval, or assent; specif., informed consent
  3. Agreement as to opinion or a course of action:
A frank admission or acknowledgment.
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  1. A frank admission or acknowledgment.
  2. An open declaration of affirmation or admission of knowledge.
(Law) A properly executed and legally binding contract.
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  1. (Law) A properly executed and legally binding contract.
  2. An arrangement between parties, usually resulting from a discussion, regarding a course of action.
  3. A mutual understanding between two or more legally competent individuals or entities about their rights and duties regarding their past or future performances and consideration. While an agreement usually leads to a contract, it could also be an executed sale, a gift or other transfer of property, or a promise without a legal obligation.
An agreement between persons, groups, or nations; compact; covenant
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  1. An agreement between persons, groups, or nations; compact; covenant
  2. An arrangement between people; a compact.
  3. A formal agreement, such as one between nations; a treaty.
A solemn swearing to the truth of statements delivered orally and/or in written form. Making of false statements while under oath may result in prosecution for perjury. An affidavit is a written oath. See also affirmation. A solemn swearing to the truth of statements delivered orally and/or in written form. Making of false statements while under oath may result in prosecution for perjury. An affidavit is a written oath. See also affirmation.
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  1. A solemn swearing to the truth of statements delivered orally and/or in written form. Making of false statements while under oath may result in prosecution for perjury. An affidavit is a written oath. See also affirmation. A solemn swearing to the truth of statements delivered orally and/or in written form. Making of false statements while under oath may result in prosecution for perjury. An affidavit is a written oath. See also affirmation.
  2. The irreverent or profane use of the name of God or of a sacred thing to express anger or emphasize a statement
  3. The words or formula of such a declaration or promise.
The condition of being in gear:
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  1. The condition of being in gear:
  2. The action of engaging or the state of being engaged:
  3. A specific, often limited, period of employment:
(Law) The assertion that the testimony one gives is true and equivalent to that which would be given while under oath.
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  1. (Law) The assertion that the testimony one gives is true and equivalent to that which would be given while under oath.
  2. The act of affirming the truth of one’s statement. It serves the same purpose as an oath and is usually done when the declarant objects to making an oath on religious or ethical ground.
  3. A voluntary and written ex parte statement of facts. It is sometimes required that the document be signed and the truth of its content be affirmed by the declarant in the presence of a notary public or another officer authorized to administer oaths. See also oath, affirm, and affidavit.
The act of swearing, or making an oath.
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  1. The act of swearing, or making an oath.
(--- Law) A judicial writ authorizing the search or seizure of property, arrest of a person, or the execution of a legal judgment.
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  1. (--- Law) A judicial writ authorizing the search or seizure of property, arrest of a person, or the execution of a legal judgment.
  2. An option issued by a company granting the holder the right to buy certain securities, generally common stock, at a specified price and usually for a limited time
  3. An option to buy stock at a specified price from an issuing company.
A solemn pledge, as of faith.
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  1. A solemn pledge, as of faith.
  2. A condition or state of affairs; esp., now, an awkward, sad, or dangerous situation
  3. A situation, especially a bad or unfortunate one.
News; information; tidings
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  1. News; information; tidings
  2. A command or direction; an order:
  3. An assurance or promise; sworn intention:
Good faith; fidelity.
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  1. Good faith; fidelity.
  2. One's pledged fidelity.
  3. One's pledged word; promise
A solemn promise of love and fidelity
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  1. A solemn promise of love and fidelity
  2. An earnest promise to perform a specified act or behave in a certain manner, especially a solemn promise to live and act in accordance with the rules of a religious order:
  3. A solemn promise or pledge, esp. one made to God or a god, dedicating oneself to an act, service, or way of life
A professing, or declaring; avowal, whether true or pretended
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  1. A professing, or declaring; avowal, whether true or pretended
  2. A vocation or occupation requiring advanced education and training, and involving intellectual skills, as medicine, law, theology, engineering, teaching, etc.
  3. The act or ceremony of taking vows on formally entering a religious order
Something that assures a particular outcome or condition:
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  1. Something that assures a particular outcome or condition:
  2. A promise or assurance, especially one given in writing, that attests to the quality or durability of a product or service.
  3. A written declaration that a certain product will be fit for a purpose and work correctly.
The premium specified for such a contract
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  1. The premium specified for such a contract
  2. The periodic premium paid for this coverage.
  3. A protective measure:
A binding contract, promise, moral responsibility, etc.
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  1. A binding contract, promise, moral responsibility, etc.
  2. A binding, formal arrangement or an agreement to a liability to pay a specified amount or to do a certain thing for a person or group of persons. See also duty and liability.
  3. The constraining power of a promise, contract, law, or sense of duty:
The act of stipulating.
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  1. The act of stipulating.
  2. The document or agreement, or a provision in a document or agreement, specifying something that is agreed to.
  3. A factual condition or requirement incorporated as a term of a contract; an agreement between opposing parties as to a procedure, as in a “stipulation to extend time to respond,” or a fact, as in “a stipulation as to liability.” A stipulation made by a party to a pending court case or made by the party’s lawyer with respect to the case is always binding. A factual condition or requirement incorporated as a term of a contract; an agreement between opposing parties as to a procedure, as in a “stipulation to extend time to respond,” or a fact, as in “a stipulation as to liability.” A stipulation made by a party to a pending court case or made by the party’s lawyer with respect to the case is always binding.
An order, especially one from a court, directing that a person be taken to and placed in the care or custody of a hospital, mental health facility, prison, or similar institution.
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  1. An order, especially one from a court, directing that a person be taken to and placed in the care or custody of a hospital, mental health facility, prison, or similar institution.
  2. Something pledged, especially an engagement by contract involving financial obligation.
  3. Dedication to a long-term course of action; engagement; involvement
A mutual promise to marry; an engagement:
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  1. A mutual promise to marry; an engagement:
  2. A betrothing or being betrothed; mutual pledge to marry; engagement
  3. The act of betrothing, or the fact of being betrothed; a mutual promise, engagement, or contract for a future marriage between the persons betrothed; betrothment; affiance.
(Archaic) Trust or faith
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  1. (Archaic) Trust or faith
  2. A plighting of faith; promise of marriage; betrothal
A betrothal or betrothal ceremony
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  1. A betrothal or betrothal ceremony
  2. Adoption of an idea or a cause.
  3. A marriage or wedding
A usually unwritten agreement not bound by law but by honour
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  1. A usually unwritten agreement not bound by law but by honour
  2. Alternative form of gentleman's agreement.
  3. An agreement guaranteed only by the pledged word or unspoken understanding of the parties.
The act of authenticating a document by observing its execution at the request of the party signing the document, and then signing it as a witness. The act of authenticating a document by observing its execution at the request of the party signing the document, and then signing it as a witness.
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  1. The act of authenticating a document by observing its execution at the request of the party signing the document, and then signing it as a witness. The act of authenticating a document by observing its execution at the request of the party signing the document, and then signing it as a witness.
  2. (Linguistics, of a language or word) An appearance in print or otherwise recorded on a permanent medium.
  3. (Business, finance) The process, performed by accountants or auditors, of providing independent opinion on published financial and other business information of a business, public agency, or other organization.
Pledged word; solemn promise; oath
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  1. Pledged word; solemn promise; oath
(Now Rare) Word of honor; promise; esp., the promise of a prisoner of war to abide by certain conditions, often specif. to take no further part in the fighting, in exchange for full or partial freedom
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  1. (Now Rare) Word of honor; promise; esp., the promise of a prisoner of war to abide by certain conditions, often specif. to take no further part in the fighting, in exchange for full or partial freedom
  2. (Linguistics) The act of speaking; a particular utterance or word.
  3. The release of a prisoner whose sentence has not expired, on condition of future good behavior: the sentence is not set aside and the individual remains under the supervision of a parole board
(Law) An engagement or undertaking, expressed or implied, that a certain fact regarding the subject of a contract is, or shall be, as it is expressly implied or promised to be. In sales of goods by persons in possession, there is an implied warranty of title.
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  1. (Law) An engagement or undertaking, expressed or implied, that a certain fact regarding the subject of a contract is, or shall be, as it is expressly implied or promised to be. In sales of goods by persons in possession, there is an implied warranty of title.
  2. The insured's guarantee that the facts are as stated in reference to an insurance risk or that specified conditions will be fulfilled to keep the contract effective.
  3. (Insurance law) A stipulation or engagement by a party insured, that certain things, relating to the subject of insurance, or affecting the risk, exist, or shall exist, or have been done, or shall be done. These warranties, when expressed, should appear in the policy; but there are certain implied warranties.
An advance token or warning.
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  1. An advance token or warning.
  2. A slight taste or sample in anticipation of something to come.
  3. A preliminary or first taste; slight experience of something to be enjoyed, endured, etc. in the future; anticipation
Expectation for the future:
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  1. Expectation for the future:
  2. A place from which something can be viewed.
  3. An attitude or point of view.
Sign language.
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  1. Sign language.
  2. A posted notice bearing a designation, direction, or command:
  3. Sign of the zodiac
To promise or bind by a solemn pledge, especially to betroth.
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  1. To promise or bind by a solemn pledge, especially to betroth.
  2. To pledge or promise, or bind by a pledge
  3. To give or pledge (one's word or oath, for example).
To involve oneself or become occupied; participate:
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  1. To involve oneself or become occupied; participate:
  2. To enter or bring into conflict with:
  3. To assume an obligation; agree.
To state openly a choice, opinion, etc. (for or against)
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  1. To state openly a choice, opinion, etc. (for or against)
  2. To say positively or emphatically
  3. To proclaim one's support, opposition, choice, or opinion:
To grant or concede:
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  1. To grant or concede:
  2. To grant or acknowledge
  3. To express consent; concur:
To promise solemnly; pledge.
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  1. To promise solemnly; pledge.
  2. To declare or assert:
  3. To make a solemn resolution to do, get, etc.
To declare solemnly in the name of God or of something held sacred
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  1. To declare solemnly in the name of God or of something held sacred
  2. (Law) To give evidence under oath
  3. To use profane or obscene language; curse
To adhere to or advocate:
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  1. To adhere to or advocate:
  2. To take up, support, or advocate (some cause, idea, etc.)
  3. To give (a woman) in marriage.
To give permission, approval, or assent (to something proposed or requested) in opinion
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  1. To give permission, approval, or assent (to something proposed or requested) in opinion
  2. (Obs.) To agree
  3. To give assent, as to the proposal of another; agree:
To state seriously or positively; assert
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  1. To state seriously or positively; assert
  2. To declare earnestly, seriously, or positively; to affirm.
To declare positively; assert to be true:
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  1. To declare positively; assert to be true:
  2. To say positively; declare firmly; assert to be true
  3. To assert that one will give true testimony equivalent to that which would be given while under oath.
To claim to have (some feeling, an interest, knowledge, etc.)
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  1. To claim to have (some feeling, an interest, knowledge, etc.)
  2. To receive into a religious order or congregation.
  3. To affirm openly; declare or claim:
(Intransitive) To commit oneself (to an obligation, activity etc.).
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  1. (Intransitive) To commit oneself (to an obligation, activity etc.).
  2. To take upon oneself; to start, to embark on (a specific task etc.).
  3. To give a promise or pledge that; contract
To offer or guarantee by a solemn binding promise:
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  1. To offer or guarantee by a solemn binding promise:
  2. To promise to join (a fraternity or similar organization).
  3. To accept tentative membership in (a fraternity, etc.)
To make a covenant
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  1. To make a covenant
  2. To promise by a covenant
  3. To enter into a covenant.
To hire (a person, business, etc.) to perform under contract
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  1. To hire (a person, business, etc.) to perform under contract
  2. To acquire or incur:
  3. To enter into by contract; establish or settle by formal agreement:
To negotiate the terms of an agreement, as to sell or exchange.
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  1. To negotiate the terms of an agreement, as to sell or exchange.
  2. To discuss the details of a transaction, contract, treaty, etc., trying to get the best possible terms
  3. A voluntary agreement between parties for the exchange or purchase of goods or services, regardless of whether the transaction is legal or the consideration is sufficient for the agreement to constitute a contract. Synonymous with contract. A voluntary agreement between parties for the exchange or purchase of goods or services, regardless of whether the transaction is legal or the consideration is sufficient for the agreement to constitute a contract. Synonymous with contract. To negotiate the terms of an agreement.
To bind in a pledge of marriage; betroth.
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  1. To bind in a pledge of marriage; betroth.
To promise to give in marriage:
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  1. To promise to give in marriage:
  2. (Obs.) To promise to marry
  3. To promise to give in marriage.
To inform positively, as to remove doubt:
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  1. To inform positively, as to remove doubt:
  2. To give confidence to; reassure
  3. To give confidence to; reassure.
To undertake to do, accomplish, or ensure (something) for another:
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  1. To undertake to do, accomplish, or ensure (something) for another:
  2. A commitment by a third party to make good in the event of a default by a party to a contract, by paying the money or providing the performance due from the defaulting party.
  3. To give a guarantee or guaranty for
To provide adequate grounds for; justify or require:
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  1. To provide adequate grounds for; justify or require:
  2. To serve as justification or reasonable grounds for (an act, belief, etc.)
  3. To justify; to give grounds for.
(Perhaps nonstandard) Alternative form of assure: To give confidence in the trustworthiness of.
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  1. (Perhaps nonstandard) Alternative form of assure: To give confidence in the trustworthiness of.
  2. To provide for compensation if some specified risk occurs. Often agreed by policy (contract) to offer financial compensation in case of an accident, theft or other undesirable event.
  3. To contract to be paid or to pay money in the case of loss of (life, property, etc.); take out or issue insurance on (something or someone)
To attest to the truthfulness of an associated statement.
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  1. To attest to the truthfulness of an associated statement.
To bring to a halt; stop
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  1. To bring to a halt; stop
  2. To get hold or possession of; obtain; acquire
  3. To bring about; effect:
To subscribe or agree to, as by signature
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  1. To subscribe or agree to, as by signature
  2. To agree to buy (an issue of stocks, bonds, etc.) on a given date and at a fixed price, or to guarantee the purchase of (stocks or bonds to be made available to the public for subscription)
  3. To support or agree to (a decision, for example).
To give support, sanction, or approval; consent or agree (to)
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  1. To give support, sanction, or approval; consent or agree (to)
  2. To support; consent to; favor; sanction
  3. To write one's signature on (a document, etc.) as an indication of consent, approval, attestation, etc.
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To make safe; protect
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  1. To make safe; protect
  2. (Obs.) insure
  3. (Intransitive) To make sure or certain of something (usually some future event or condition). [from 18th c.]
To make safe; protect; ensure
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  1. To make safe; protect; ensure
  2. To provide for compensation if some specified risk occurs. Often agreed by policy (contract) to offer financial compensation in case of an accident, theft or other undesirable event.
  3. To contract to be paid or to pay money in the case of loss of (life, property, etc.); take out or issue insurance on (something or someone)
To inform positively, as to remove doubt:
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  1. To inform positively, as to remove doubt:
  2. To give confidence to; reassure
  3. To give confidence to; reassure.
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Freedom from doubt; certainty about something:
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  1. Freedom from doubt; certainty about something:
  2. Something said or done to inspire confidence, as a promise, positive statement, etc.; guarantee
  3. A promise or guarantee, an act that inspires confidence.
A written and legally enforceable agreement or promise that is often a part of a contract or deed, especially one to maintain the status quo of something or to do or not do something during the term of the covenant.
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  1. A written and legally enforceable agreement or promise that is often a part of a contract or deed, especially one to maintain the status quo of something or to do or not do something during the term of the covenant.
  2. In the Bible, a divine promise establishing or modifying God's relationship to humanity or to a particular group.
  3. An implied promise that is incidental to a contract or deed.
The action of engaging or the state of being engaged:
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  1. The action of engaging or the state of being engaged:
  2. A specific, often limited, period of employment:
  3. The condition of being in gear:
The person to whom a guarantee is made.
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  1. The person to whom a guarantee is made.
  2. A promise or assurance, especially one given in writing, that attests to the quality or durability of a product or service.
  3. A written declaration that a certain product will be fit for a purpose and work correctly.
Something given or held as security
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  1. Something given or held as security
  2. A pledge committing a person to the payment of another's debt or the fulfillment of another's obligation in the event of default
  3. A guarantee serving to assure a particular outcome or condition.
The condition of something thus given or held:
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  1. The condition of something thus given or held:
  2. A person who has been accepted for membership in a fraternity or similar organization and has promised to join but has not yet been initiated.
  3. A promise or agreement
A solemn pledge, as of faith.
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  1. A solemn pledge, as of faith.
  2. A condition or state of affairs; esp., now, an awkward, sad, or dangerous situation
  3. A situation, especially a bad or unfortunate one.
An earnest promise to perform a specified act or behave in a certain manner, especially a solemn promise to live and act in accordance with the rules of a religious order:
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  1. An earnest promise to perform a specified act or behave in a certain manner, especially a solemn promise to live and act in accordance with the rules of a religious order:
  2. A solemn promise of love and fidelity
  3. A solemn promise or pledge, esp. one made to God or a god, dedicating oneself to an act, service, or way of life
An option to buy stock at a specified price from an issuing company.
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  1. An option to buy stock at a specified price from an issuing company.
  2. (--- Law) A judicial writ authorizing the search or seizure of property, arrest of a person, or the execution of a legal judgment.
  3. An option issued by a company granting the holder the right to buy certain securities, generally common stock, at a specified price and usually for a limited time
Discourse or talk; speech:
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  1. Discourse or talk; speech:
  2. A command or direction; an order:
  3. An assurance or promise; sworn intention:
Pledged word; solemn promise; oath
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  1. Pledged word; solemn promise; oath
To hire (a person, business, etc.) to perform under contract
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  1. To hire (a person, business, etc.) to perform under contract
  2. To acquire or incur:
  3. To enter into by contract; establish or settle by formal agreement:
To enter or bring into conflict with:
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  1. To enter or bring into conflict with:
  2. To obtain or contract for the services of; employ:
  3. To involve oneself or become occupied; participate:
To accept tentative membership in (a fraternity, etc.)
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  1. To accept tentative membership in (a fraternity, etc.)
  2. To offer or guarantee by a solemn binding promise:
  3. To promise to join (a fraternity or similar organization).
To take upon oneself; to start, to embark on (a specific task etc.).
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  1. To take upon oneself; to start, to embark on (a specific task etc.).
  2. (Intransitive) To commit oneself (to an obligation, activity etc.).
  3. To give a promise or pledge that; contract
To make a covenant
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  1. To make a covenant
  2. To enter into a covenant.
  3. To promise by a covenant
To accept tentative membership in (a fraternity, etc.)
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  1. To accept tentative membership in (a fraternity, etc.)
  2. To bind by a promise or agreement
  3. To promise to join (a fraternity or similar organization).
To promise or bind by a solemn pledge, especially to betroth.
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  1. To promise or bind by a solemn pledge, especially to betroth.
  2. To give or pledge (one's word or oath, for example).
  3. To pledge or promise, or bind by a pledge
(Law) To administer a legal oath to:
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  1. (Law) To administer a legal oath to:
  2. To pledge or vow on oath
  3. To promise or pledge with a solemn oath; vow:
To declare or assert:
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  1. To declare or assert:
  2. To declare emphatically, earnestly, or solemnly
  3. To promise solemnly; pledge.
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