Definition of Assurance

1. Noun. Freedom from doubt; belief in yourself and your abilities. "She spoke with authority"


2. Noun. A binding commitment to do or give or refrain from something. "Signed a pledge never to reveal the secret"
Exact synonyms: Pledge
Generic synonyms: Commitment, Dedication
Specialized synonyms: Guarantee, Warrant, Warrantee, Warranty, Guarantee, Plight, Troth, Vow
Derivative terms: Assure, Pledge, Pledge

3. Noun. A statement intended to inspire confidence. "The President's assurances were not respected"
Generic synonyms: Statement
Specialized synonyms: Clean Bill Of Health
Derivative terms: Assure

4. Noun. A British term for some kinds of insurance.

Definition of Assurance

1. n. The act of assuring; a declaration tending to inspire full confidence; that which is designed to give confidence.

Definition of Assurance

1. Noun. The act of assuring; a declaration tending to inspire full confidence; that which is designed to give confidence. ¹

2. Noun. The state of being assured; firm persuasion; full confidence or trust; freedom from doubt; certainty. ¹

3. Noun. Firmness of mind; undoubting, steadiness; intrepidity; courage; confidence; self-reliance. ¹

4. Noun. Excess of boldness; impudence; audacity; as, his assurance is intolerable. ¹

5. Noun. (obsolete) Betrothal; affiance. ¹

6. Noun. Insurance; a contract for the payment of a sum on occasion of a certain event, as loss or death. &hand; 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. ¹

7. Noun. (legal) Any written or other legal evidence of the conveyance of property; a conveyance; a deed. &hand; In England, the legal evidences of the conveyance of property are called the common assurances of the kingdom. Blackstone. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Assurance

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Medical Definition of Assurance

1. 1. The act of assuring; a declaration tending to inspire full confidence; that which is designed to give confidence. "Whereof he hath given assurance unto all men, in that he hath raised him from the dead." (Acts xvii. 31) "Assurances of support came pouring in daily." (Macaulay) 2. The state of being assured; firm persuasion; full confidence or trust; freedom from doubt; certainty. "Let us draw with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience." (Heb. X. 22) 3. Firmness of mind; undoubting, steadiness; intrepidity; courage; confidence; self-reliance. "Brave men meet danger with assurance." (Knolles) "Conversation with the world will give them knowledge and assurance." (Locke) 4. Excess of boldness; impudence; audacity; as, his assurance is intolerable. 5. Betrothal; affiance. 6. 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. See Insurance. 7. Any written or other legal evidence of the conveyance of property; a conveyance; a deed. In England, the legal evidences of the conveyance of property are called the common assurances of the kingdom. Origin: OE. Assuraunce, F. Assurance, fr. Assurer. See Assure. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Literary usage of Assurance

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1. The Lancet (1842)
"DEFENCE OF THE PAYMENT FOR MEDICAL REPLIES BY THE LIFE- assurance COMPANIES, the assurance companies so pertinaciously insist on having a report from the ..."

2. Notes and Queries by Martim de Albuquerque (1862)
"The assurance Record gave rise, after an interval, to the assurance ... The work is written expressly for the agents 'of assurance Offices. ..."

3. Spectator (The)by Richard Steele, Joseph Addison by Richard Steele, Joseph Addison (1836)
"Again, a man of assurance, though at lirst it only ... passing br assurance. If I was put to define modesty, I would call it * the reflection of an ..."

4. The Works of Tennyson by Alfred Tennyson Tennyson, Hallam Tennyson Tennyson (1908)
"To remove the ambiguity it was enacted that to the Oath of Allegiance there should be added an " assurance " affirming that William was King of right as ..."

5. The Cambridge Modern History by John Emerich Edward Dalberg Acton Acton, Ernest Alfred Benians, Sir Adolphus William Ward, George Walter Prothero (1908)
"It reveals the difficulty of William's position that the " assurance " was as obnoxious to the Presbyterians as to the Episco- ..."

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