guarantor

noun
guar·​an·​tor | \ ˌger-ən-ˈtȯr How to pronounce guarantor (audio) , ˌgär-, ˌga-rən-; ˈger-ən-tər, ˈgär-, ˈga-rən- How to pronounce guarantor (audio) \

Definition of guarantor

1 : one that gives a guaranty (see guarantee entry 1 sense 3)
2 : one that guarantees

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Examples of guarantor in a Sentence

the town police force is the guarantor of our safety
Recent Examples on the Web Those officials concluded that Kim never intended to give up his arsenal, which the dictator views as the ultimate guarantor of his regime’s survival. Author: Joby Warrick, Simon Denyer, Anchorage Daily News, "As North Korea’s Kim wooed Trump with ‘love letters,’ he kept building his nuclear capability, intelligence shows," 1 Oct. 2020 Voting Trump out would be a precondition for democratic stability, though hardly a guarantor of it. Gary Younge, The New York Review of Books, "Rashly Filling the Void," 3 Nov. 2020 Those officials concluded that Kim never intended to give up his arsenal, which the dictator views as the ultimate guarantor of his regime’s survival. Author: Joby Warrick, Simon Denyer, Anchorage Daily News, "As North Korea’s Kim wooed Trump with ‘love letters,’ he kept building his nuclear capability, intelligence shows," 1 Oct. 2020 Having a teacher with more years of experience is by no means a guarantor of student success. Billy Kobin, The Courier-Journal, "Kentucky schools not given star ratings this year due to COVID-19, but other data released," 14 Oct. 2020 And since the cease-fire in 1994 – which was meant to be temporary – Azerbaijan has vowed to regain the territory, even as neighboring Armenia considers itself Nagorno-Karabakh’s security guarantor. Scott Peterson, The Christian Science Monitor, "Turkey stirring the pot? Why Armenians, Azeris are fighting again.," 5 Oct. 2020 Past performance may be no guarantor of future returns. Andrew Stuttaford, National Review, "The Capital Letter: Week of September 28," 2 Oct. 2020 Some leaseholders, like Gina Shkodriani, the guarantor of her son’s lease, are not convinced. Taylor Deville, baltimoresun.com, "Six weeks after scheduled move-in date, Towson student housing complex still not fit for occupancy," 1 Oct. 2020 Those officials concluded that Kim never intended to give up his arsenal, which the dictator views as the ultimate guarantor of his regime’s survival. Author: Joby Warrick, Simon Denyer, Anchorage Daily News, "As North Korea’s Kim wooed Trump with ‘love letters,’ he kept building his nuclear capability, intelligence shows," 1 Oct. 2020

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First Known Use of guarantor

circa 1828, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for guarantor

see guaranty entry 1

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The first known use of guarantor was circa 1828

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17 Nov 2020

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“Guarantor.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/guarantor. Accessed 25 Nov. 2020.

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More Definitions for guarantor

guarantor

noun
How to pronounce guarantor (audio) How to pronounce guarantor (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of guarantor

finance : a person who promises to pay back a loan if the original borrower does not pay it back

guarantor

noun
guar·​an·​tor | \ ˌger-ən-ˈtȯr How to pronounce guarantor (audio) , ˌgär- \

Kids Definition of guarantor

: a person who gives a guarantee

guarantor

noun
guar·​an·​tor | \ ˌgar-ən-ˈtȯr, ˌgär-; ˈgar-ən-tər, ˈgär- How to pronounce guarantor (audio) \

Legal Definition of guarantor

: one that makes or gives a guaranty

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