Variant of guaranty
- a pledge committing a person to the payment of another's debt or the fulfillment of another's obligation in the event of default
- an agreement that secures the existence or maintenance of something
- something given or held as security
- a guarantor
Origin: OFr garantie from garantir, to guarantee from garant, warant, a warrant, supporter from Frankish an unverified form warand, present participle of an unverified form warjan, to verify (akin to Old High German werēn from wār, true from Indo-European an unverified form weros, true from source Classical Latin verus), influenced, influence also by an unverified form warjan, to defend, akin to Old English werian: see weir
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