from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A statistician who computes insurance risks and premiums.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. registrar, clerk.
- n. A professional who calculates financial values associated with uncertain events subject to risk, such as insurance premiums or pension contributions.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A registrar or clerk; -- used originally in courts of civil law jurisdiction, but in Europe used for a clerk or registrar generally.
- n. The computing official of an insurance company; one whose profession it is to calculate for insurance companies the risks and premiums for life, fire, and other insurances.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A registrar or clerk: a term of the civil law, used originally in courts of civil-law jurisdiction.
- n. A person skilled in the application of the doctrine of chances to financial affairs, more especially in regard to the insurance of lives.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. someone versed in the collection and interpretation of numerical data (especially someone who uses statistics to calculate insurance premiums)
Latin āctuārius, secretary of accounts, from ācta, records, from neuter pl. past participle of agere, to drive, do; see ag- in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin actuarius ("copyist, account-keeper"), from actus ("public business"); see actuarius. (Wiktionary)