Definitions of guaranty

  1. a collateral agreement to answer for the debt of another in case that person defaults
  2. In law and common usage: An undertaking to answer for the payment of some debt, or the performance of some contract or duty, of another, in case of the failure of such other to pay or perform; a guarantee; a warranty; a security.
  3. In law and common usage: To undertake or engage that another person shall perform ( what he has stipulated); to undertake to be answerable for ( the debt or default of another); to engage to answer for the performance of ( some promise or duty by another) in case of a failure by the latter to perform; to undertake to secure ( something) to another, as in the case of a contingency. See Guarantee, v. t.
  4. When used as a verb, to agree to pay another person's debt or perform another person's duty, if that person fails to come through. As a noun, the written document in which this assurance is made. For example, if you cosign a loan, you have made a guaranty and will be legally responsible for the debt if the borrower fails to repay the money as promised. The person who makes a guaranty is called the guarantor. Also known as a guarantee or warranty.
  5. A legal guarantee; an undertaking to answer for the payment of some debt, or the performance of some obligation, by another; surety.
  6. To warrant; be responsible for. Also, guarantee.
  7. To give surety for the performance of a contract by another.
  8. An undertaking by one person to be answerable for an obligation of another; the act of making sure, or that which assures.
  9. See Guarantee.
  10. An engagement to see certain stipulations performed; the person or party who does so.

Usage examples for guaranty

  1. " 'We are confronted with the necessity of determining how we shall treat this group of persons who are in the United States but not of it; who, while accepting the benefits of our laws and constitutions and the sacrifices of blood and treasure given to support them, refuse their support to them; who take all they can get but will not give a life or a dollar to preserve, defend and perpetuate the Government that is their sole and only guaranty of life, liberty, property and the pursuit of happiness, ' said Mr. Conboy. – The Red Conspiracy by Joseph J. Mereto
  2. The inspection of the board of visitors, and the monthly returns of the tribunals, afforded no slight guaranty for their integrity. – History-of-the-Conquest-of-Peru-with-a-preliminary-view-of-the-civilization-of-the-Incas by Prescott, William Hickling
  3. She simply desires to establish a state of things which, by a wise distribution of power, may place the guaranty of peace under the protection of an association of independent states." – NAPOLEON AND BLUCHER by L. Muhlbach
  4. The impossibility of the North- western States consenting that the mouth of the Mississippi should be held by a foreign power, is in itself a guaranty of the long existence of the present political ties. – New-York by Cooper, James Fenimore
  5. And if so, that love standing fast, surely it was guaranty enough that no harm should come. – A Letter of Credit by Susan Warner
  6. I owe these facts to the prompt kindness of a gentleman whose intelligence and character are sufficient guaranty for their accuracy. – The Complete PG Works of Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. by Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. (The Physician and Poet not the Jurist)
  7. It was the same thing; they have come out from England on my guaranty that there was such and such an opening for their capital; and now what am I to say to them? – Entire PG Edition of The Works of William Dean Howells by William Dean Howells
  8. Mr. Lloyd- George, the British Prime Minister, realised what a decisive effect American ships would have, when he said at the banquet of the American Luncheon Club in London: The road to victory, the guaranty of victory, the absolute assurance of victory, has to be found in one word, 'ships, ' and a second word, 'ships, ' and a third word, 'ships. – Germany, The Next Republic? by Carl W. Ackerman
  9. In the Articles of Confederation, there was no guaranty for the property of the slaveholder- no double representation of him in the Federal councils- no power of taxation- no stipulation for the recovery of fugitive slaves. – The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Omnibus by American Anti-Slavery Society
  10. It is impersonal and attaches itself to the institution of the judiciary as, all things considered, the best guaranty of good government in the United States. – The American Judiciary by Simeon E. Baldwin, LLD
  11. We'll put that in as a guaranty. – The Varmint by Owen Johnson F. R. Gruger
  12. We have no guaranty that this can ever be done. – Thoughts on Educational Topics and Institutions by George S. Boutwell
  13. The ability to live and thrive under adverse circumstances is the surest guaranty of the future. – The Marrow of Tradition by Charles W. Chesnutt
  14. It would, at least, extricate him from his present critical position, by placing in his power an inestimable guaranty for his safety; and if he could not make his own terms with the Inca at once, the arrival of reinforcements from home would, in all probability, soon enable him to do so. – History-of-the-Conquest-of-Peru-with-a-preliminary-view-of-the-civilization-of-the-Incas by Prescott, William Hickling
  15. A safety- razor for a cent, with twenty gold- monogramed blades and a guaranty of expert surgical attendance if he cuts himself, would stir his active interest neither more nor less than a safety- razor for a hundred dollars, with one Cannotbedull blade and an iron- clad agreement to pay the makers an indemnity if he found it unsatisfactory. – The Perfect Gentleman by Ralph Bergengren