9 Grammatical Pitfalls


[gar-uh n-tawr, -ter] /ˈgær ənˌtɔr, -tər/
a person, group, system, etc., that guarantees.
a person who makes or gives a guarantee, guaranty, warrant, etc.
Origin of guarantor
1850-55; guarant(ee) + -or2
Related forms
preguarantor, noun Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
Cite This Source
Examples from the web for guarantor
  • One answer could be that the maths-heavy system is no longer a guarantor of social mobility.
  • The operator cannot be a guarantor of the accuracy of all posted information.
  • The government is the industry's largest shareholder and the guarantor of its liabilities.
  • In the old economic order, in the age of market share, volume growth was a guarantor of success.
  • Innovation is the primary guarantor of future prosperity, and not regulation.
  • Size is no guarantor of stability, as history as repeatedly shown us.
  • The pension guarantor is not funded by tax revenues.
  • Older adults should not bank on mental exercise as a guarantor of cognitive health.
  • The federal guarantor is already operating at a deficit.
  • They believe that the armed individual citizen is the ultimate guarantor of public safety.
British Dictionary definitions for guarantor


a person who gives or is bound by a guarantee or guaranty; surety
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source
Word Origin and History for guarantor

1853, from guarantee with Latinate agent noun suffix -or substituted for -ee.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for guarantor

Some English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for guarantor

Scrabble Words With Friends