[n. wawr-uhn-tee, wor-; v. wawr-uhn-tee, wor-]
noun, plural warranties.
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.
verb (used with object), warrantied, warrantying.
to provide a manufacturer's or dealer's warranty for: The automaker warranties its new cars against exterior rust.

1300–50; Middle English warantie < Anglo-French (Old French guarantie). See warrant, -y3

guarantee, guaranty, warrantee, warranty.
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warranty (ˈwɒrəntɪ)
n , 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
[C14: from Anglo-French warantie, from warantir to warrant, variant of Old French guarantir; see warrant]

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Word Origin & History

1338, legal term for various types of clauses in real estate transactions, from Anglo-Fr. and O.N.Fr. warantie (O.Fr. guarantie), from warant (see warrant (n.)).
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warranty definition

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

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Example sentences
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
If you install solar window film on double-pane windows, you could void your
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