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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. One that underwrites, especially:
  • n. A person or firm engaged in the insurance business.
  • n. An insurance agent who assesses the risk of enrolling an applicant for coverage or a policy.
  • n. One that guarantees the purchase of a full issue of stocks or bonds.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. An entity assuming a financial risk.
  • n. A person working for an insurance company who arranges and authorizes an insurance policy with a broker or insured.
  • n. An entity undertaking to market newly issued securities.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who underwrites his name to the conditions of an insurance policy, especially of a marine policy; an insurer.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who insures, or carries on a business of insurance, especially of marine insurance.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. an agent who sells insurance
  • n. a financial institution that sells insurance
  • n. a banker who deals chiefly in underwriting new securities

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