- a warrant, pledge, or formal assurance given as security that another's debt or obligation will be fulfilled.
- something that is taken or presented as security.
- the act of giving security.
- a person who acts as a guarantor.
Origin of guaranty
Examples from the Web for guaranties
These guaranties must be sacredly preserved and wisely strengthened.
The Trust Company will be called on to make good some of its guaranties—and must do it.Aladdin & Co.
It guaranties rights, to the citizen, and the State can not withhold them.
The army of Yturbide was known as the army of the three guaranties.Mexico
Vain is victory on the battle-field, if these guaranties are not obtained.Charles Sumner; His Complete Works, Volume XI (of 20)
- a pledge of responsibility for fulfilling another person's obligations in case of that person's default
- a thing given or taken as security for a guaranty
- the act of providing security
- a person who acts as a guarantor
- a variant of guarantee
Word Origin and History for guaranties
"act or fact of guaranteeing," 1520s, garrantye, from earlier garant (see guarantee) with influence from Old French garantie "protection, defense," originally past participle of garantir "to protect," from the same source. The sense of "pledge given as security" that developed 17c. in guarantee might reasonably have left the sense "act of guaranteeing" to this form of the word, but the forms remain confused.