- 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
- 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
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.