Definitions

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)

Etymologies

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)

Examples

  • That one actuary is nothing compared to the teams of actuaries at IMSS working on the workers 'union pension plan analysis.

    Archive 2005-09-01

  • That one actuary is nothing compared to the teams of actuaries that work at ISSSTE and the Secretary of the Treasury that formulated the ISSSTE reform proposal, with additional technical assistance from the World Bank.

    Archive 2005-09-01

  • She is a qualified actuary from the French Actuarial Institute.

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  • She is a qualified actuary from the German Actuarial Association (DAV) and a member of the Swiss Actuarial Association (SAV).

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  • No, I am not talking about being an actuary, which is supposed to be one of the best jobs in the USA and confirms my general impression about the mental soundness of some people who live in the land of the WWE.

    Dream job!

  • Just FYI. lambert The actuary was a whistleblower under Bush, too. hipparchia that's ok, jason stands ready to help smear the actuary quoted in that wapo article

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  • Just FYI. lambert The actuary was a whistleblower under Bush, too. hipparchia that's ok, jason stands ready to help smear the actuary quoted in that wapo article vastleft jumpjet gmanedit gob

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  • He also writes on other topics such as actuary salary and actuary employment

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  • Calpers, the largest public pension fund in the U.S., decided on Wednesday to maintain its annual assumed rate of return on investments despite a recommendation by its actuary to switch to a lower rate.

    Calpers, Defying Its Actuary, to Keep Return Estimate at 7.75%

  • The actuary had recommended lowering the rate to 7.5%.

    Calpers, Defying Its Actuary, to Keep Return Estimate at 7.75%

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