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English Dictionary: warranting by the DICT Development Group
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From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   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. [root]142. See {Warrant}, n.]
      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
                     That show I first my body to warrant. --Chaucer.
                     I'll warrant him from drowning.         --Shak.
                     In a place Less warranted than this, or less secure,
                     I can not be.                                    --Milton.
      2. To support by authority or proof; to justify; to maintain;
            to sanction; as, reason warrants it.
                     True fortitude is seen in great exploits, That
                     justice warrants, and that wisdom guides. --Addison.
                     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.
      3. To give a warrant or warranty to; to assure as if by
            giving a warrant to.
                     [My neck is] as smooth as silk, I warrant ye. --L'
      4. (Law)
            (a) To secure to, as a grantee, an estate granted; to
            (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.,
            (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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