Underwrote
Underwrite Un`der*write", v. t. [imp. {Underwrote}, Obs. {Underwrit}; p. p. {Underwritten}, Obs. {Underwrit}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Underwriting}.] 1. To write under something else; to subscribe. [1913 Webster]

What addition and change I have made I have here underwritten. --Bp. Sanderson. [1913 Webster]

2. To subscribe one's name to for insurance, especially for marine insurance; to write one's name under, or set one's name to, as a policy of insurance, for the purpose of becoming answerable for loss or damage, on consideration of receiving a certain premium per cent; as, individuals, as well as companies, may underwrite policies of insurance. --B. Jonson. [1913 Webster]

The broker who procures the insurance ought not, by underwriting the policy, to deprive the parties of his unbiased testimony. --Marshall. [1913 Webster]


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  • underwrote — un·der·write || ÊŒndÉ™raɪt v. give one s signature and thus receive liability; financially sponsor, support through donations; guarantee the sale of shares (Finance); provide insurance; write underneath or at the end of (a document) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • underwrote — UK [ˌʌndəˈrəʊt] / US [ˌʌndərˈroʊt] underwrite …   English dictionary

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