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Meaning of WARRANTY

Pronunciation:  'woruntee

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  a written assurance that some product or service will be provided or will meet certain specifications

WARRANTY is a 8 letter word that starts with W.


 Synonyms: guarantee, warrant, warrantee
 See Also: assurance, deposit, pledge, security, stock warrant, surety



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \War"rant*y\, n.; pl. {Warranties}. [OF. warantie, F.
    garantie. See {Warrant}, n., and cf. {Guaranty}.]
    1. (Anc. Law) A covenant real, whereby the grantor of an
       estate of freehold and his heirs were bound to warrant and
       defend the title, and, in case of eviction by title
       paramount, to yield other lands of equal value in
       recompense. This warranty has long singe become obsolete,
       and its place supplied by personal covenants for title.
       Among these is the covenant of warranty, which runs with
       the land, and is in the nature of a real covenant. --Kent.
    2. (Modern Law) An engagement or undertaking, express or
       implied, that a certain fact regarding the subject of a
       contract is, or shall be, as it is expressly or impliedly
       declared or promised to be. In sales of goods by persons
       in possession, there is an implied warranty of title, but,
       as to the quality of goods, the rule of every sale is,
       Caveat emptor. --Chitty. Bouvier.
    3. (Insurance Law) A stipulation or engagement by a party
       insured, that certain things, relating to the subject of
       insurance, or affecting the risk, exist, or shall exist,
       or have been done, or shall be done. These warranties,
       when express, should appear in the policy; but there are
       certain implied warranties. --Bouvier.
    4. Justificatory mandate or precept; authority; warrant. [R.]
             If they disobey precept, that is no excuse to us,
             nor gives us any warranty . . . to disobey likewise.
    5. Security; warrant; guaranty.
             The stamp was a warranty of the public. --Locke.
    Syn: See {Guarantee}.
  2. \War"rant*y\, v. t.
    To warrant; to guarantee.
Legal Dictionary
 Definition: A promise that a proposition of fact is true.