guarantee vs warrant what difference

what is difference between guarantee and warrant

English

Etymology

From Old French guarantie (perhaps via a later Spanish garante), from the verb guarantir (to protect, assure, vouch for), ultimately from Old Frankish *warjand, *warand (a warrant), or from guaranty. Doublet of guaranty and warranty.

Pronunciation

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˌɡæɹənˈtiː/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˌɡɛəɹənˈtiː/

Noun

guarantee (plural guarantees)

  1. Anything that assures a certain outcome.
  2. A legal assurance of something, e.g. a security for the fulfillment of an obligation.
  3. More specifically, a written declaration that a certain product will be fit for a purpose and work correctly; a warranty
  4. The person to whom a guarantee is made.
  5. (colloquial) A person who gives such a guarantee; a guarantor.
    • But God who is the great Guarantee for the Peace , Order , and good behaviour of Mankind

Translations

Verb

guarantee (third-person singular simple present guarantees, present participle guaranteeing, simple past and past participle guaranteed)

  1. To give an assurance that something will be done right.
  2. To assume or take responsibility for a debt or other obligation.
  3. To make something certain.
    The long sunny days guarantee a good crop.

Synonyms

  • assure
  • warrant

Translations

Related terms

  • guaranty
  • guarantor


English

Etymology

The noun is derived from Middle English warant (protector; guard, shield, protection), from Anglo-Norman warrant, Old Northern French warant, warand, a variant of Old French guarant, garant, garand (assurance, guarantee; authorization, permission; protector; protection, safety) (modern French garant), from Frankish *warand, present participle of *warjan (to fend off; to stop, thwart). The word is cognate with Old High German werento (guarantor).

The verb is derived from Middle English warrant, waranten (to give protection; to protect, shield; to assure, pledge, promise; to guarantee), from Anglo-Norman warantir, warandir, warentir, and Old Northern French warandir, warantir, variant forms of Old French guarantir (to protect) (modern French garantir), a Romance formation from the noun guarant: see above.

Pronunciation

  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈwɒɹənt/
  • (General American) IPA(key): /ˈwɔɹənt/
  • (NYC) IPA(key): /ˈwɑɹənt/
  • Hyphenation: war‧rant

Noun

warrant (countable and uncountable, plural warrants)

  1. Authorization or certification; a sanction, as given by a superior.
  2. (countable) Something that provides assurance or confirmation; a guarantee or proof.
  3. (countable) An order that serves as authorization; especially a voucher authorizing payment or receipt of money.
  4. (finance, countable) An option, usually issued together with another security and with a term at issue greater than a year, to buy other securities of the issuer.
  5. (law, countable) A judicial writ authorizing an officer to make a search, seizure, or arrest, or to execute a judgment.
  6. (military, countable) Short for warrant officer.
    1. (countable) A certificate of appointment given to a warrant officer.
  7. (New Zealand, road transport, countable) A document certifying that a motor vehicle meets certain standards of mechanical soundness and safety; a warrant of fitness.
  8. (obsolete, countable) A defender, a protector.
  9. (mining, uncountable) Underclay in a coal mine.
    Synonym: warren earth

Alternative forms

  • warraunt (obsolete)

Derived terms

Descendants

  • Italian: warrant

Related terms

Translations

Verb

warrant (third-person singular simple present warrants, present participle warranting, simple past and past participle warranted)

  1. (transitive, obsolete) To protect, keep safe (from danger).
  2. (transitive, obsolete) To give (someone) an assurance or guarantee (of something); also, with a double object: to guarantee (someone something).
  3. (transitive) To guarantee (something) to be (of a specified quality, value, etc.).
  4. (transitive) To guarantee as being true; (colloquial) to believe strongly.
  5. (transitive) To authorize; to give (someone) sanction or warrant (to do something).
  6. (transitive) To justify; to give grounds for.

Conjugation

Derived terms

  • warranted (adjective)

Translations

References

Further reading

  • warrant (finance) on Wikipedia.Wikipedia
  • warrant (law) on Wikipedia.Wikipedia
  • warrant (disambiguation) on Wikipedia.Wikipedia

Italian

Etymology

Borrowed from English warrant.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈwɔr.rant/

Noun

warrant m (invariable)

  1. warrant (document or certificate)

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