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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
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.
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'
(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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