Assurance
Assurance As*sur"ance, n. [OE. assuraunce, F. assurance, fr. assurer. See {Assure}.] 1. The act of assuring; a declaration tending to inspire full confidence; that which is designed to give confidence. [1913 Webster]

Whereof he hath given assurance unto all men, in that he hath raised him from the dead. --Acts xvii. 31. [1913 Webster]

Assurances of support came pouring in daily. --Macaulay. [1913 Webster]

2. The state of being assured; firm persuasion; full confidence or trust; freedom from doubt; certainty. [1913 Webster]

Let us draw with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience. --Heb. x. 22. [1913 Webster]

3. Firmness of mind; undoubting, steadiness; intrepidity; courage; confidence; self-reliance. [1913 Webster]

Brave men meet danger with assurance. --Knolles. [1913 Webster]

Conversation with the world will give them knowledge and assurance. --Locke. [1913 Webster]

4. Excess of boldness; impudence; audacity; as, his assurance is intolerable. [1913 Webster]

5. Betrothal; affiance. [Obs.] --Sir P. Sidney. [1913 Webster]

6. Insurance; a contract for the payment of a sum on occasion of a certain event, as loss or death. [1913 Webster]

Note: 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. See {Insurance}. [1913 Webster]

7. (Law) Any written or other legal evidence of the conveyance of property; a conveyance; a deed. [1913 Webster]

Note: In England, the legal evidences of the conveyance of property are called the common assurances of the kingdom. --Blackstone. [1913 Webster]


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