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warranty

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noun war·ran·ty \ˈwȯr-ən-tē, ˈwär-\

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

plural war·ran·ties

  1. 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. 2 :  something that authorizes, sanctions, supports, or justifies :  warrant

  3. 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

  1. The stereo came with a three-year warranty.

  2. <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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