Simple Definition of warranty
: a written statement that promises the good condition of a product and states that the maker is responsible for repairing or replacing the product usually for a certain period of time after its purchase
Full Definition of warranty
1 a : a real covenant binding the grantor of an estate and the grantor's heirs to warrant and defend the title b : a collateral undertaking that a fact regarding the subject of a contract is or will be as it is expressly or by implication declared or promised to be
2 : something that authorizes, sanctions, supports, or justifies : warrant
3 : a usually written guarantee of the integrity of a product and of the maker's responsibility for the repair or replacement of defective parts
Examples of warranty
The stereo came with a three-year warranty.
<a one-year warranty for the refrigerator>
Origin of warranty
Middle English warantie, from Anglo-French warantie, garantie, from warentir to warrant
First Known Use: 14th century
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