noun (plural warranties)
- 1A written guarantee, issued to the purchaser of an article by its manufacturer, promising to repair or replace it if necessary within a specified period of time: the car comes with a three-year warranty [mass noun]: as your machine is under warranty, I suggest getting it checkedMore example sentences
- The investigation will look at both manufacturer guarantees and extended warranties.
- Many warranties issued up to three years ago are still valid, and dealers say three-year warranties were issued with the manufacturer's backing.
- The extent of the tax difficulties will be established and the sellers will have to provide warranties to the purchasers to cover the contingent liabilities.
- 1.1(In an insurance contract) an engagement by the insured party that certain statements are true or that certain conditions shall be fulfilled, the breach of which will invalidate the policy.More example sentences
- It was the company's position that the alleged breach of the warranty rendered the insurance policy null and void.
- The orthodox theory is that conditions and warranties are determinable as such at the date of the contract.
- Failure to have the service done may invalidate some extended warranties or service contracts.
Middle English: from Anglo-Norman French warantie, variant of garantie (see guaranty). Early use was as a legal term denoting a covenant annexed to a conveyance of property, in which the vendor affirmed the security of the title.