Warn, Warning, Warrant,
Warrantee, Warrantor and Warranty
• He warned the shareholders that the dividend might be cut.
NOTE : You warn someone of something or that something may happen.
Warning : noun : notice of possible danger
• To issue a warning
Warning : verb :
(a) to guarantee
• All the spare parts are warranted.
(b) to show that something is reasonable
• The company's volume of trade with the USA does not warrant six trips a year to New York by the sales director.
Warrant : noun : official document which allows someone to do something
Dividend Warrant = cheque which makes payment of a dividend
Share Warrant = document which says that someone has the right to a number of shares in a company
Warrantee : noun : person who is given a warranty
Warrantor : noun : person who gives a warranty
Warranty : noun :
(a) guarantee or legal document which promises that a machine will work properly or that an item is of good quality
• The car is sold with a twelve-month warranty.
(b) promise in a contract
Breach of Warranty = failing to do something which is a part of a contract
(c) statement made by an insured person which declares that the facts stated by him are true
QUOTE : The rights issue will grant shareholders free warrants to subscribe for further new shares. (Financial Times)