guaranty

[ gar-uh n-tee ]
/ ˈgær ənˌti /

noun, plural guar·an·ties.

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.

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

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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

guarantee guaranty warrantee warranty
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British Dictionary definitions for guaranty

guaranty
/ (ˈɡærəntɪ) /

noun plural -ties

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

verb -ties, -tying or -tied

a variant of guarantee

Word Origin for guaranty

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