guaranty

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noun

guar·​an·​ty ˈger-ən-tē How to pronounce guaranty (audio) ˈgär- How to pronounce guaranty (audio)
ˈga-rən-
plural guaranties
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: 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
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: something given as security (see security sense 2) : pledge
used our house as a guaranty for the loan
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: the protection of a right afforded by legal provision (as in a constitution)

guaranty

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verb

guarantied; guarantying

Examples of guaranty in a Sentence

Noun this fridge comes with a money-back guaranty of complete customer satisfaction couples exchange engagement rings as a symbolic guaranty that they will marry Verb a house guarantied against termite damage a watch guarantied to be water-resistant to a depth of 100 feet
Recent Examples on the Web
Noun
In fact, our first loan guaranty program after the start of the war to a bank in Western Ukraine has been fully utilized and resulted in almost 500 new loans to Ukrainian businesses, totaling nearly $19 million. Scott Nathan, Fortune, 23 Feb. 2024 That will provide time for the lease to be revised with a personal guaranty. Tom Daykin, Journal Sentinel, 30 Jan. 2024 Save 90% + on your credit card processing fees & receive our Utah EZ Pay $1,000 guaranty! Greg G. Kapitan, The Salt Lake Tribune, 6 Sep. 2023 Only licensed insurance companies are covered by the guaranty association. Dallas News, 23 Oct. 2022 Releasees have not made and/or are not responsible for any misrepresentation or guaranty, express or implied, in fact or in law, relative to the prizes. Travel Staff, Washington Post, 24 June 2022 If that fails, annuity holders will receive coverage through their state’s guaranty association, up to certain limits. Tara Siegel Bernard, New York Times, 7 Feb. 2023 Want a guaranty of scoring these cruffins on Saturday? Dallas News, 18 Aug. 2022 There are different guaranty associations for each kind of insurance. Dallas News, 23 Oct. 2022
Verb
The reason the Justice Department and the FBI have procedures is to guaranty fairness, and not just fairness but also the appearance of fairness, so that people can have confidence in institution. Fox News, 17 June 2018 Rodriguez said ViaGen cautions prospective clients that while the company can guaranty a clone that’s genetically identical to the parent, personalities are a complicated mix of nature and nurture. Mary Carole McCauley, baltimoresun.com, 2 May 2018 Your son should find a bank willing to certify or guaranty his signature. Liz Weston, OregonLive.com, 7 Jan. 2018

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Word History

Etymology

Noun and Verb

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

First Known Use

Noun

1592, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Verb

1737, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of guaranty was in 1592

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Cite this Entry

“Guaranty.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/guaranty. Accessed 30 May. 2024.

Kids Definition

guaranty

noun
guar·​an·​ty
ˈgar-ən-tē,
ˈgär-
plural guaranties
guaranty verb

Legal Definition

guaranty

noun
guar·​an·​ty ˈgar-ən-tē, ˈgär- How to pronounce guaranty (audio)
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
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: something given as security : pledge
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: the protection of a right afforded by legal provision (as in a constitution)
Etymology

Noun

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

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