[ noun wawr-uhn-tee, wor-; verb wawr-uhn-tee, wor- ]
/ noun 藞w蓴r 蓹n ti, 藞w蓲r-; verb 藢w蓴r 蓹n藞ti, 藢w蓲r- /
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noun, plural war路ran路ties.
an act or an instance of warranting; assurance; authorization; warrant.
  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. (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.
  4. 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.
verb (used with object), war路ran路tied, war路ran路ty路ing.
to provide a manufacturer's or dealer's warranty for: The automaker warranties its new cars against exterior rust.
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Origin of warranty

1300鈥50; Middle English warantie<Anglo-French (Old French guarantie). See warrant, -y3


guarantee, guaranty, warrantee, warranty
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British Dictionary definitions for warranty

/ (藞w蓲r蓹nt瑟) /

noun plural -ties
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 for warranty

C14: from Anglo-French warantie, from warantir to warrant, variant of Old French guarantir; see warrant
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Cultural definitions for warranty


A guarantee of the quality of a product or service made by the seller to the buyer.

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