- 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
Related Words for guarantyinguphold, affirm, require, necessitate, stipulate, explain, ensure, undertake, permit, approve, insure, protect, secure, prove, support, assure, maintain, claim, pledge, attest
Examples from the Web for guarantying
Historical Examples of guarantying
State the effect of the different modes of guarantying notes.The Government Class Book
Andrew W. Young
Is requested to inquire if the United States will enter into a convention with Holland, guarantying freedom of navigation.
- 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 for guaranty
"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.