By a warranty1 the seller undertakes absolutely that the animal possesses the virtues attributed to it in the warranty, and is at the time of the sale free from the defects warranted against, whether they are known to him or not2. Special words may, however, limit the warranty to defects within the seller's knowledge3.
It is not uncommon to insert the warranty given in the receipt for the price; and such insertion was held not to make the receipt liable to stamp duty as an agreement4. No particular form of words is necessary to constitute a warranty5. Any statement of
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