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preassurance

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

pre- +‎ assurance

NounEdit

preassurance (usually uncountable, plural preassurances)

  1. previous assurance
    • Samuel Taylor Coleridge
      Throughout animated Nature, of each characteristic Organ and Faculty there exists a preassurance, an instinctive and practical anticipation; and no preassurance common to a whole species does in any instance prove delusive.