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warrantor

[wawr-uh n-tawr, -ter, wor-] /ˈwɔr ənˌtɔr, -tər, ˈwɒr-/
noun
1.
a person who warrants or makes a warranty.
Also, warranter
[wawr-uh n-ter, wor-] /ˈwɔr ən tər, ˈwɒr-/ (Show IPA)
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Origin of warrantor
1675-1685
First recorded in 1675-85; warrant + -or2
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  • And that every man know his warrantor for men and for horses and for oxen.

  • A disseisor was no more bound by the confidence reposed in his disseisee, than he was entitled to vouch his disseisee's warrantor.

    The Common Law Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.
  • Now, the seller had better beware of what he says, for he may find himself liable as a warrantor.

    Commercial Law

    Samuel Williston, Richard D. Currier, and Richard W. Hill
  • If the warrantor lost, he would have to give to his vassal equivalent land in exchange.

  • The scope of the ancient obligation was not extended without the warrantor's assent.

    The Common Law Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.
British Dictionary definitions for warrantor

warrantor

/ˈwɒrənˌtɔː/
noun
1.
an individual or company that provides a warranty
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