Warrandice

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Warrandice (Scots Law) The obligation by which a person, conveying a subject or a right, is bound to uphold that subject or right against every claim, challenge, or burden arising from circumstances prior to the conveyance; warranty.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n warrandice In Scots law, the obligation by which a party conveying a subject or right is bound to indemnify the grantee, dis-ponee, or receiver of the right in case of eviction, or of real claims or burdens being made effectual against the subject, arising out of obligations or transactions antecedent to the date of the conveyance; warranty. Warrandice is either personal or real. Personal warrandice is that by which the grantor and his heirs are bound personally. Real warrandice is that by which certain lands, called warrandice lands, are made over eventually in security of the lands conveyed.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Warrandice (Scot.) warranty, a clause in a deed by which the grantor binds himself to make good to the grantee the right conveyed
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
See Warrantise
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. warantir (Fr. garantir), perh. conn. with warir, to defend—Old High Ger. warjan, werjan.

Usage

In literature:

My warrandice goes no further.
"Red Gauntlet" by Sir Walter Scott
No appearance of smoke, and absolute warrandice against my dreaded enemies, bugs.
"The Journal of Sir Walter Scott" by Walter Scott
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