1. One who warrants, gives authority, or legally empowers.
2. (Law) One who assures, or covenants to assure; one who contracts to secure another in a right, or
to make good any defect of title or quality; one who gives a warranty; a guarantor; as, the warranter of a
(War"rant*ise) n. [OF. warentise, warandise, garantise. See Warrant, n.] Authority; security; warranty.
(War"rant*ise), v. t. To warrant. [Obs.] Hakluyt.
(War"rant*or) n. (Law) One who warrants.
(War"rant*y) n.; pl. Warranties [OF. warantie, F. garantie. See Warrant, n., and cf. Guaranty.]
1. (Anc. Law) A covenant real, whereby the grantor of an estate of freehold and his heirs were bound
to warrant and defend the title, and, in case of eviction by title paramount, to yield other lands of equal
value in recompense. This warranty has long singe become obsolete, and its place supplied by personal
covenants for title. Among these is the covenant of warranty, which runs with the land, and is in the
nature of a real covenant. Kent.
2. (Modern Law) An engagement or undertaking, express or implied, that a certain fact regarding the
subject of a contract is, or shall be, as it is expressly or impliedly declared or promised to be. In sales
of goods by persons in possession, there is an implied warranty of title, but, as to the quality of goods,
the rule of every sale is, Caveat emptor. Chitty. Bouvier.
3. (Insurance Law) A stipulation or engagement by a party insured, that certain things, relating to the
subject of insurance, or affecting the risk, exist, or shall exist, or have been done, or shall be done. These
warranties, when express, should appear in the policy; but there are certain implied warranties. Bouvier.
4. Justificatory mandate or precept; authority; warrant. [R.] Shak.
If they disobey precept, that is no excuse to us, nor gives us any warranty . . . to disobey likewise.Kettlewe.
5. Security; warrant; guaranty.
The stamp was a warranty of the public.Locke.
Syn. See Guarantee.
(War"rant*y), v. t. To warrant; to guarantee.
(War"ray) v. t. [OF. werreier, werrier, guerroier, F. guerroyer, from OF. werre war, F. guerre; of
German origin. See War.] To make war upon. [Obs.] Fairfax. "When a man warrayeth truth." Chaucer.
(Warre) a. [OE. werre; of Scand. origin. See Worse.] Worse. [Obs.]
They say the world is much warre than it wont.Spenser.
(War"ren) n. [Of. waresne, warenne, garene, F. garenne, from OF. warer, garer, to beware,
to take care; of Teutonic origin; cf. OHG. warn OS. warn to take care, to observe, akin to E. wary. .
1. (Eng Law) (a) A place privileged, by prescription or grant the king, for keeping certain animals (as
hares, conies, partridges, pheasants, etc.) called beasts and fowls of warren. Burrill. (b) A privilege