Warranty vs Safeguard - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between warranty and safeguard

is that warranty is security; warrant; guarantee while safeguard is something that serves as a guard or protection; a defense.

As verbs the difference between warranty and safeguard

is that warranty is to warrant; to guarantee while safeguard is to protect, to keep safe.




  • Security; warrant; guarantee.
  • The stamp was a warranty of the public. -(John Locke).
  • (obsolete, legal) A covenant real, whereby the granter 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 since 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.
  • (legal) An engagement or undertaking, expressed or implied, that a certain fact regarding the subject of a contract is, or shall be, as it is expressly implied or promised to be. In sales of goods by persons in possession, there is an implied warranty of title.
  • (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 expressed, should appear in the policy; but there are certain implied warranties.
  • (rare) Justifying mandate or precept; authority; warrant. Shakespeare
  • If they disobey precept, that is no excuse to us, nor gives us any warranty . . . to disobey likewise. -Kettlewe.


    * guarantee * warrant


  • To warrant; to guarantee.
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    (en noun)
  • Something that serves as a guard or protection; a defense.
  • Getting a flu shot is a good safeguard against illness.
  • One who, or that which, defends or protects; defence; protection.
  • * Granville
  • Thy sword, the safeguard of thy brother's throne.
  • A safe-conduct or passport, especially in time of war.
  • (Shakespeare)


    (en verb)
  • to protect, to keep safe
  • She kept a savings to safeguard against debt and emergencies.
  • to escort safely