Legal Term Dictionary

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    He who makes a guaranty.
    v. To undertake collaterally to answer for the payment of another's debt or the performance of another's duty, liability, or obligation; to assume the responsibility of a guarantor; to warrant. See GUARANTY.
    n. 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, In the first instance, is liable to such payment or performance. Gallagher v. Nichols, 60 N. Y. 444; Andrews v. Pope, 126 N. C. More...
    A state of wardship.
    A guardian is a person lawfully invested with the power, and charged with the duty, of taking care of the person and managing the property and rights of another person, who, for some peculiarity of 8 tat us, or defect of age, understanding, or self-control, is considered incapable of administering More...
    The office, duty, or authority of a guardian. Also the relation subsisting between guardian and ward.
    A guardian, warden, or keeper. Spelman.
    In old European law. A provision of necessary things. Spelman. A furnishing or garnishment
    One who had the custody of the royal mansions.
    Lat. In Roman law. The pilot or steersman of a ship.
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