warrant (v.)
authorize, sanction, license
H8 II.iv.91[Wolsey to all] How far I have proceeded, / Or how far further shall, is warranted / By a commission from the consistory
MA IV.i.177[Hero to Leonato] If I know more of any man alive / Than that which maiden modesty doth warrant, / Let all my sins lack mercy!
MM II.iv.59[Angelo to Isabella, of his previous remarks] I'll not warrant that
TNK I.i.177[First Queen to Theseus, of Hippolyta] her arms ... / By warranting moonlight corslet thee [i.e. allowing the night to permit love-making]
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