another against a specified contingency, or at all events; to give a guarantee concerning; to engage, assure,
or secure as a thing that may be depended on; to warrant; as, to guarantee the execution of a treaty.
The United States shall guarantee to every State in this Union a republican form of government.Constitution
of the U. S.
(Guar"an*tor`) n. [See Guaranty, and cf. Warrantor.] (Law) (a) One who makes or gives
a guaranty; a warrantor; a surety. (b) One who engages to secure another in any right or possession.
(Guar"an*ty) n.; pl. Guaranies [OF. guarantie, garantie, F. garantie, OF. guarantir, garantir,
to warrant, to guaranty, E. garantir, fr. OF. guarant, garant, a warranter, F. garant; of German origin,
and from the same word as warranty. See Warrant, and cf. Warranty, Guarantee.] 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.
(Guar"an*ty), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Guarantied ; p. pr. & vb. n. Guarantying.] [From Guaranty,
n.] 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.
Guaranty agrees in form with warranty. Both guaranty and guarantee are well authorized by legal
writers in the United States. The prevailing spelling, at least for the verb, is guarantee.
(Guard) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Guarded; p. pr. &, vb. n. Gurding.] [OF. guarder, garder, warder,
F. garder, fr. OHG. wartn to be on the watch, await, G. marten. See Ward, v. & n., and cf. Guard,
1. To protect from danger; to secure against surprise, attack, or injury; to keep in safety; to defend; to shelter; to
shield from surprise or attack; to protect by attendance; to accompany for protection; to care for.
For Heaven still guards the right.Shak.
2. To keep watch over, in order to prevent escape or restrain from acts of violence, or the like.
3. To protect the edge of, esp. with an ornamental border; hence, to face or ornament with lists, laces,
The body of your discourse it sometime guarded with fragments, and the guards are but slightly basted
4. To fasten by binding; to gird. [Obs.] B. Jonson.
Syn. To defend, protect, shield; keep; watch.
(Guard) v. i. To watch by way of caution or defense; to be caution; to be in a state or position of
defense or safety; as, careful persons guard against mistakes.
(Guard), n. [OF. guarde, F. garde; of German origin; cf. OHG. wart, marto, one who watches,
mata a watching, Goth. wardja watchman. See Guard, v. t.]
1. One who, or that which, guards from injury, danger, exposure, or attack; defense; protection.
His greatness was no guard to bar heaven's shaft.Shak.