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[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.
1850-55; guarant(ee) + -or2
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preguarantor, noun Unabridged
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Examples 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
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