Guarantee

Definition of Guarantee

Guar`an`tee´
n.1.In law and common usage: A promise to answer for the payment of some debt, or the performance of some duty, in case of the failure of another person, who is, in the first instance, liable to such payment or performance; an engagement which secures or insures another against a contingency; a warranty; a security. Same as Guaranty.
His interest seemed to be a guarantee for his zeal.
- Macaulay.
2.One who binds himself to see an undertaking of another performed; a guarantor.
3.(Law) The person to whom a guaranty is made; - the correlative of guarantor.
v. t.1.In law and common usage: to undertake or engage for the payment of (a debt) or the performance of (a duty) by another person; to undertake to secure (a possession, right, claim, etc.) to another against a specified contingency, or in 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.
[imp. & p. p. guaranteed ; p, pr. & vb. n. Guaranteeing.]
The United States shall guarantee to every State in this Union a republican form of government.
- Constitution of the U. S.

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