An example of a guaranty is a written statement by an electronics store that they have the best price available on a television; a price guaranty.
Origin of guaranty
- Anglo-Norman guarantie from Old French from garant, guarant warrant of Germanic origin wer-4 in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Anglo-Norman guarantie, from Old French guarantie (“protection, defense”), from Old French garantir, guarantir (“to warrant, vouch for something”), from Old French garant, guarant, warant (“a warrant; warranter, supporter, defender, protector”), from Frankish *warand, *warjand (“a warrant”), from Frankish *warjan (“to fend for, designate something as true, vouch for”), from Proto-Germanic *warjaną (“to defend, protect”), from Proto-Indo-European *wer- (“to close, cover, protect, save, defend”). Cognate with Middle Low German warent, warend (“a warrant”), German gewähren (“to grant”). More at warrant. Compare guarantee, warranty.