assurance

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Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for assurance in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)

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From Middle English assuraunce, from Old French asseürance, from asseürer; as if assure +‎ -ance.

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assurance (countable and uncountable, plural assurances)

  1. The act of assuring; a declaration tending to inspire full confidence; that which is designed to give confidence.
  2. The state of being assured; firm persuasion; full confidence or trust; freedom from doubt; certainty.
  3. Firmness of mind; undoubting, steadiness; intrepidity; courage; confidence; self-reliance.
  4. Excess of boldness; impudence; audacity
    his assurance is intolerable
    • 1815, Jane Austen, Emma, volume I, chapter 7:
      You confined to the society of the illiterate and vulgar all your life! I wonder how the young man could have the assurance to ask it. He must have a pretty good opinion of himself.
  5. (obsolete) Betrothal; affiance.
  6. (insurance) Insurance; a contract for the payment of a sum on occasion of a certain event, as loss or death. Recently, assurance has been used, in England, in relation to life contingencies, and insurance in relation to other contingencies. It is called temporary assurance, in the time within which the contingent event must happen is limited.
  7. (law) Any written or other legal evidence of the conveyance of property; a conveyance; a deed.
  8. (theology) Subjective certainty of one's salvation.

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EtymologyEdit

From assurer +‎ -ance.

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assurance f (plural assurances)

  1. insurance
  2. assurance

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