- an act or an instance of warranting; assurance; authorization; warrant.
- a stipulation, explicit or implied, in assurance of some particular in connection with a contract, as of sale: an express warranty of the quality of goods.
- Also called covenant of warranty.a covenant in a deed to land by which the party conveying assures the grantee that he or she will enjoy the premises free from interference by any person claiming under a superior title.Compare quitclaim deed, warranty deed.
- (in the law of insurance) a statement or promise, made by the party insured, and included as an essential part of the contract, falsity or nonfulfillment of which renders the policy void.
- a judicial document, as a warrant or writ.
- a written guarantee given to the purchaser of a new appliance, automobile, or other item by the manufacturer or dealer, usually specifying that the manufacturer will make any repairs or replace defective parts free of charge for a stated period of time.
- to provide a manufacturer's or dealer's warranty for: The automaker warranties its new cars against exterior rust.
Origin of warranty
Examples from the Web for warranty
“If agencies had to warranty that children are in good health, agencies would shut down,” said adoption attorney Irene Steffas.Couple Sues Over Russian ‘Bait-and-Switch’ Adoption of Disabled Kids
October 30, 2014
Unfortunately, virtuous parenting is no warranty against corrupt children.When Your Child Kills: the Parents of Criminals
December 21, 2012
Further, an elaborate system of warranty was connected with these warehouses.Freeland
Truly, fair and holy love is our warranty, our only pass for entering into Heaven.The Golden Fountain
Mr. P. Yes, sir; but the form, in such a case, is the warranty.Bertha and Her Baptism
Clearly, he ought to require the seller to give him a warranty.Up To Date Business
I refer to the warranty which arose upon the transfer of property.The Common Law
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.
- property law a covenant, express or implied, by which the vendor of real property vouches for the security of the title conveyed
- contract law an express or implied term in a contract, such as an undertaking that goods contracted to be sold shall meet specified requirements as to quality, etcan extended warranty
- insurance law an undertaking by the party insured that the facts given regarding the risk are as stated
- the act of warranting
Word Origin and History for warranty
mid-14c., legal term for various types of clauses in real estate transactions, from Anglo-French and Old North French warantie (Old French guarantie), from warant (see warrant (n.)).
A guarantee of the quality of a product or service made by the seller to the buyer.