guaranty

noun
guar·​an·​ty | \ˈger-ən-tē, ˈgär-, ˈga-rən- \
plural guaranties

Definition of guaranty 

(Entry 1 of 2)

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

3 : guarantor

4 : something given as security (see security sense 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)

guaranty

verb
guarantied; guarantying

Definition of guaranty (Entry 2 of 2)

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Synonyms for guaranty

Synonyms: Noun

bond, contract, covenant, deal, guarantee, surety, warranty

Synonyms: Verb

guarantee, warrant

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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
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Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

The country, which offered to pay for the increased American presence, sees having U.S. soldiers in harm’s way on its soil as a guaranty of security. Robert Wall, WSJ, "Trump Fuels Anxiety in Europe Over Security," 13 July 2018 The judge left open the value for credit on the guaranty, but the Court of Appeals reversed and held that the $2.25 million in the stipulation was the only value, meaning Horizon could seek the balance of $1.8 million from Musikantow. Bruce Vielmetti, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Supreme Court rules for former Door County man in mansion foreclosure dispute," 6 Mar. 2018 State insurance guaranty associations began paying claims. Mark Maremont, WSJ, "Arrest Warrants Issued for Financiers Who Allegedly Used Insurer for Personal Gain," 9 May 2018 The lawsuit has claims for fraudulent and negligent misrepresentation, breach of guaranty and breach of retail agreements. Bruce Vielmetti, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Lawsuit ties Russ Darrow car dealership to Ukrainian con man's China export scheme," 21 Mar. 2018 Allen Musikantow, who owned Marshall's Point Retreat, signed a guaranty on the loan. Bruce Vielmetti, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Supreme Court rules for former Door County man in mansion foreclosure dispute," 6 Mar. 2018 The council is requiring the developer provide an additional municipal services cost agreement, a personal guaranty, and a disbursement agreement, Fuchs added. Erik S. Hanley, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Franklin passes developer's agreement for Ballpark Commons, moves forward with funding project costs," 20 Feb. 2018 The German constitution guaranties freedom of speech, but Germans believe the state has a responsibility to place social harmony above individual expression. Austin Davis, USA TODAY, "The birthplace of the Nazi movement has less tolerance for neo-Nazis than the U.S.," 31 Aug. 2017 The third-largest U.S. bank on Friday said the accord resolved claims that its Interest Rate Reduction Refinance Loans should have been ineligible for guarantees under a U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs loan guaranty program. Reuters, Fortune, "Wells Fargo to Pay Government $108 Million for Veterans’ Loans in Whistleblower Lawsuit," 11 Oct. 2013

Recent Examples on the Web: 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, "How can the US assess North Korea's nuclear arsenal?," 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, "These puppies may be Maryland's first cloned dogs," 2 May 2018 Your son should find a bank willing to certify or guaranty his signature. Liz Weston, OregonLive.com, "Liz Weston: Refusing to pay is not the way to protest your taxes," 7 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of guaranty

Noun

1592, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Verb

1737, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for guaranty

Noun

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

Verb

see guaranty entry 1

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The first known use of guaranty was in 1592

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guaranty

noun

English Language Learners Definition of guaranty

law : a formal promise to pay a debt

: something that protects or maintains the existence of something else

guaranty

noun
guar·​an·​ty | \ˈgar-ən-tē, ˈgär- \
plural guaranties

Legal Definition of guaranty 

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

3 : guarantor

4 : something given as security : pledge

5 : the protection of a right afforded by legal provision (as in a constitution)

History and Etymology for guaranty

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

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