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guaranty

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noun guar·an·ty \ ˈger-ən-tē , ˈgär- , ˈga-rən- \

Definition of guaranty

plural guaranties
1 :an undertaking to answer for the payment of a debt or the performance of a duty of another in case of the other's default or miscarriage
2 :guarantee 3
4 :something given as security (see security 2) :pledge
  • used our house as a guaranty for the loan
5 :the protection of a right afforded by legal provision (as in a constitution)

Examples of guaranty in a Sentence

  1. this fridge comes with a money-back guaranty of complete customer satisfaction

  2. couples exchange engagement rings as a symbolic guaranty that they will marry

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Origin and Etymology of guaranty

Anglo-French garantie, from garantir, warentir to protect, warrant, guarantee — more at warrant


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guaranty

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Definition of guaranty

guarantied; guarantying
transitive verb

Examples of guaranty in a Sentence

  1. a house guarantied against termite damage

  2. a watch guarantied to be water-resistant to a depth of 100 feet

Origin and Etymology of guaranty

guaranty Synonyms


GUARANTY Defined for English Language Learners

guaranty

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Definition of guaranty for English Language Learners

  • law : a formal promise to pay a debt

  • : something that protects or maintains the existence of something else


Law Dictionary

guaranty

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noun guar·an·ty \ ˈgar-ən-tē, ˈgär- \

legal Definition of guaranty

plural guaranties
1 :a pledge to pay another's debt or to perform another's duty in case of the other's default or inadequate performance — compare letter of credit
2 :guarantee 3
4 :something given as security :pledge
5 :the protection of a right afforded by legal provision (as in a constitution)

Origin and Etymology of guaranty

Old French garantie, from garantir to guarantee, from garant warrant



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