[ gar-uhn-tee ]
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noun,plural guar·an·ties.
  1. a warrant, pledge, or formal assurance given as security that another's debt or obligation will be fulfilled.

  2. something that is taken or presented as security.

  1. the act of giving security.

  2. a person who acts as a guarantor.

verb (used with object),guar·an·tied, guar·an·ty·ing.

Origin of guaranty

From the Anglo-French word guarantie, dating back to 1585–95. See warrant, -y3

Other words from guaranty

  • non·guar·an·ty, noun, plural non·guar·an·ties.
  • re·guar·an·ty, noun, plural re·guar·an·ties.

Words that may be confused with guaranty

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How to use guaranty in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for guaranty


/ (ˈɡærəntɪ) /

nounplural -ties
  1. a pledge of responsibility for fulfilling another person's obligations in case of that person's default

  2. a thing given or taken as security for a guaranty

  1. the act of providing security

  2. a person who acts as a guarantor

verb-ties, -tying or -tied
  1. a variant of guarantee

Origin of guaranty

C16: from Old French garantie, variant of warantie, of Germanic origin; see warranty

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