Warrant

War"rant

(?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Warranted; p. pr. & vb. n. Warranting.] [OE. waranten, OF. warantir, garantir, guarantir, garentir, garandir, F. garantir to warrant, fr. OF. warant, garant, guarant, a warrant, a protector, a defender, F. garant. 142. See Warrant, n.]
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1. To make secure; to give assurance against harm; to guarantee safety to; to give authority or power to do, or forbear to do, anything by which the person authorized is secured, or saved harmless, from any loss or damage by his action.
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That show I first my body to warrant.
Chaucer.
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I'll warrant him from drowning.
Shak.
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In a place
Less warranted than this, or less secure,
I can not be.
Milton.
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2. To support by authority or proof; to justify; to maintain; to sanction; as, reason warrants it.
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True fortitude is seen in great exploits,
That justice warrants, and that wisdom guides.
Addison.
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How little while it is since he went forth out of his study, -- chewing a Hebrew text of Scripture in his mouth, I warrant.
Hawthorne.
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3. To give a warrant or warranty to; to assure as if by giving a warrant to.
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[My neck is] as smooth as silk, I warrant ye.
L' Estrange.
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4. (Law) (a) To secure to, as a grantee, an estate granted; to assure. (b) To secure to, as a purchaser of goods, the title to the same; to indemnify against loss. (c) To secure to, as a purchaser, the quality or quantity of the goods sold, as represented. See Warranty, n., 2. (d) To assure, as a thing sold, to the purchaser; that is, to engage that the thing is what it appears, or is represented, to be, which implies a covenant to make good any defect or loss incurred by it.
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