noun (plural -ties) Etymology: Middle English warantie, from Anglo-French warantie, garantie, from warentir to warrant Date: 14th century 1. a. a real covenant binding the grantor of an estate and the grantor's heirs to warrant and defend the title b. a collateral undertaking that a fact regarding the subject of a contract is or will be as it is expressly or by implication declared or promised to be 2. something that authorizes, sanctions, supports, or justifies ; warrant 3. a usually written guarantee of the integrity of a product and of the maker's responsibility for the repair or replacement of defective parts

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