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Cover conflict, speaking intemperately? (8)

Ross

I believe the answer is:

warranty

Here is my best explanation:

'cover' is the definition.

(warranty cover is a type of insurance)

'conflict speaking intemperately?' is the subsidiary indication.

'conflict' becomes 'war' (war is a kind of conflict).

'speaking intemperately?' becomes 'ranty'.

'war'+'ranty'='warranty'

This clue was last seen in The Times

(Other definitions for warranty that I've seen before include "Guarantee given to a purchaser", "Written guarantee", "Free repair document", "Undertaking (as to quality)", "Certificate", "Undertaking that covers sale" and "Quality guarantee".)

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