Definition of warrant of fitness in English:

warrant of fitness


  • 1A compulsory test to ensure that motor vehicles meet required safety standards.

    ‘my car is booked for a warrant of fitness tomorrow’
    • ‘Of course the car has a warrant of fitness!’
    • ‘The report said his car's warrant of fitness had expired and he had not been wearing a seat belt at the time.’
    • ‘The vehicles are classified as motor vehicles, so are illegal without registration, licensing, and warrants of fitness.’
    • ‘I have a warrant of fitness on my car, but gosh, some of the roads!’
    • ‘Unfortunately, with the current system, people rely on a warrant of fitness as a safety check.’
    • ‘When there was an outcry that vehicle emissions testing would raise the costs of warrants of fitness, she told them to buy a new car.’
    • ‘They could not get warrants of fitness for their cars, but they had to drive them around.’
    • ‘It's a bit like taking your car in for a warrant of fitness, isn't it?’
    • ‘A sober driver took over, and the car was ordered home and not to be driven again until it had a current warrant of fitness.’
    • ‘She ran into the service centre where she had been waiting for a warrant of fitness for her car.’
    1. 1.1 A document certifying that a vehicle has passed the warrant of fitness test.
      ‘the car was not to be driven again until it had a current warrant of fitness’