assurance
noun Date: 14th century 1. the act or action of assuring: as a. pledge, guarantee b. the act of conveying real property; also the instrument by which it is conveyed c. chiefly British insurance 2. the state of being assured: as a. security b. a being certain in the mind <
the puritan's assurance of salvation
>
c. confidence of mind or manner ; easy freedom from self-doubt or uncertainty; also excessive self-confidence ; brashness, presumption 3. something that inspires or tends to inspire confidence <
gave repeated assurances of goodwill
>
Synonyms: see confidence

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  • assurance — as‧sur‧ance [əˈʆʊərəns ǁ əˈʆʊr ] noun [uncountable] INSURANCE a type of insurance against something that is certain to happen, especially someone s death, as opposed to something that might happen such as an accident or a fire: • the Prudential… …   Financial and business terms

  • assurance — ASSURANCE. s. f. Certitude. On ne peut plus douter de cette nouvelle, on en a une entière assurance. Vous n avez qu à partir, avec assurance que je vous suivrai de près. Prenez cette étoffe avec assurance, en assurance, elle est fort bonne. f♛/b] …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie Française 1798

  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • assurance — as·sur·ance n 1 a: the act of assuring b: guarantee (3) 2: the act of conveying real property; also: the document by which it is conveyed 3 chiefly Brit …   Law dictionary

  • Assurance — * Assurance (accounting)* Assurance (quality), Quality Assurance* Assurance (theology)* HMS Assurance, admiralty ship sunk off the needles in 1753 …   Wikipedia

  • assurance — late 14c., formal or solemn pledge, promise, also certainty, from O.Fr. asseurance (11c., Mod.Fr. assurance) assurance, promise; truce; certainty, safety, security, from asseurer (see ASSURE (Cf. assure)). The word had a negative tinge 18c.,… …   Etymology dictionary

  • assurance — ► NOUN 1) a positive declaration intended to give confidence. 2) confidence or certainty in one s own abilities. 3) chiefly Brit. life insurance. USAGE In the context of life insurance, a technical distinction is made between assurance and… …   English terms dictionary

  • assurance — 1 certitude, *certainty, conviction Analogous words: *belief, faith, credence, credit: *trust, confidence, reliance, dependence: positiveness, sureness, cocksureness (see corresponding adjectives at SURE) Antonyms: mistrust: dubiousness… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • assurance — [n1] statement to relieve doubt affirmation, assertion, declaration, guarantee, insurance, lock*, lock on*, oath, pledge, profession, promise, rain or shine*, security, shoo in*, support, sure thing*, vow, warrant, warranty, word, word of honor;… …   New thesaurus

  • Assurance — (fr., spr. Assürangs), 1) Sicherstellung, Versicherung, s. Assecuranz; daher Assureur (spr. Assürör), so v.w. Assecurateur; 2) Zuversicht, Dreistigkeit …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

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