I've seen this sentence in the books publisher note.

The authors and publisher have taken care in the preparation of this book, but make no expressed or implied warranty of any kind and assume no responsibility for errors or omissions.

What does expressed means in that phrase?

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    You need to look at expressed or implied warranty as a whole. Sep 14, 2021 at 11:42
  • Expressed as a verb?
    – qazwsx123
    Sep 14, 2021 at 11:44
  • ...make no warranty, expressed or implied.
    – DjinTonic
    Sep 14, 2021 at 11:50
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    The authors make no expressed warranty of any kind and no implied warranty of any kind. Sep 14, 2021 at 11:52

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An express (or "expressed") warranty is a legal term that relates to a verbal or written guarantee. The publisher's note that you're referencing here is simply saying that while the author and publisher have taken reasonable care with the contents of the book, they are making no guarantees to the reader/consumer that it is completely without error or ommission.

  • I'd say Past Tense expressed is quite simply a mistake here. As that linked NGram shows, no expressed warranty is virtually unknown by comparison with no express warranty (OED sense 3 a Of a meaning, purpose, stipulation, law, etc.: expressed and not merely implied; definitely formulated; definite, explicit). Sep 14, 2021 at 12:08
  • (The writer is being misled by association with the adjacent term implied.) Sep 14, 2021 at 12:10

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