• From Old French guarantie, from Old French guarantie ("protection, defense"), from Old French garantir, guarantir, from Old French garant, guarant, warant, from Frankish *warand, *warjand, from Frankish *warjan ("to fend for, designate something as true, vouch for"), from Proto-Germanic *warjaną ("to defend, protect"), from Proto-Indo-European *wer- ("to close, cover, protect, save, defend"). Cognate with Middle Low German warent, warend, German gewähren ("to grant"). More at warrant. guarantee, and warranty.

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