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warranty

[n. wawr-uh n-tee, wor-; v. wawr-uh n-tee, wor-] /n. ˈwɔr ən ti, ˈwɒr-; v. ˌwɔr ənˈti, ˌwɒr-/
noun, plural warranties.
1.
an act or an instance of warranting; assurance; authorization; warrant.
2.
Law.
  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.
  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.
3.
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), warrantied, warrantying.
4.
to provide a manufacturer's or dealer's warranty for:
The automaker warranties its new cars against exterior rust.
Origin
1300-1350
1300-50; Middle English warantie < Anglo-French (Old French guarantie). See warrant, -y3
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Examples for warranty
  • There, shoppers are asked to buy a product that few have investigated: the extended warranty.
  • Don't try it on a new car, unless you are okay with voiding your warranty.
  • He also had signed a contract absolving the seller from any warranty for her condition.
  • If you install solar window film on double-pane windows, you could void your warranty.
  • The warranty did not cover oceanographic expeditions.
  • Of course, when you do this, your warranty will evaporate.
  • And that warranty is good regardless of how many times the house has been bought or sold.
  • Yes, it's more expensive than the home-rig, but it's got a warranty and the bottles are sturdy.
  • Some factories have it down no doubt but many products seem to breakdown before they even leave warranty.
  • Fleet operators also have to make sure a retrofit won't mean sacrificing the original manufacturer's warranty.
British Dictionary definitions for warranty

warranty

/ˈwɒrəntɪ/
noun (pl) -ties
1.
(property law) a covenant, express or implied, by which the vendor of real property vouches for the security of the title conveyed
2.
(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, etc an extended warranty
3.
(insurance law) an undertaking by the party insured that the facts given regarding the risk are as stated
4.
the act of warranting
Word Origin
C14: from Anglo-French warantie, from warantir to warrant, variant of Old French guarantir; see warrant
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Word Origin and History for warranty
n.

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.)).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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warranty in Culture

warranty definition


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

The American Heritage® New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition
Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Company.
Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.
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