Warrant War"rant, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Warranted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Warranting}.] [OE. waranten, OF. warantir, garantir, guarantir, garentir, garandir, F. garantir to warrant, fr. OF. warant, garant, guarant, a warrant, a protector, a defender, F. garant. [root]142. See {Warrant}, n.] [1913 Webster] 1. To make secure; to give assurance against harm; to guarantee safety to; to give authority or power to do, or forbear to do, anything by which the person authorized is secured, or saved harmless, from any loss or damage by his action. [1913 Webster]

That show I first my body to warrant. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]

I'll warrant him from drowning. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

In a place Less warranted than this, or less secure, I can not be. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

2. To support by authority or proof; to justify; to maintain; to sanction; as, reason warrants it. [1913 Webster]

True fortitude is seen in great exploits, That justice warrants, and that wisdom guides. --Addison. [1913 Webster]

How little while it is since he went forth out of his study, -- chewing a Hebrew text of Scripture in his mouth, I warrant. --Hawthorne. [1913 Webster]

3. To give a warrant or warranty to; to assure as if by giving a warrant to. [1913 Webster]

[My neck is] as smooth as silk, I warrant ye. --L' Estrange. [1913 Webster]

4. (Law) (a) To secure to, as a grantee, an estate granted; to assure. (b) To secure to, as a purchaser of goods, the title to the same; to indemnify against loss. (c) To secure to, as a purchaser, the quality or quantity of the goods sold, as represented. See {Warranty}, n., 2. (d) To assure, as a thing sold, to the purchaser; that is, to engage that the thing is what it appears, or is represented, to be, which implies a covenant to make good any defect or loss incurred by it. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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