Definitions for Assuranceəˈʃʊər əns, -ˈʃɜr-

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

as•sur•ance*əˈʃʊər əns, -ˈʃɜr-(n.)

  1. a positive declaration intended to give confidence:

    many assurances of support.

  2. promise or pledge; guaranty; surety:

    to give one's assurance that a job will be done.

  3. freedom from doubt; certainty:

    to feel assurance of success.

  4. freedom from timidity; self-confidence:

    to enter a room with assurance.

  5. presumptuous boldness; impudence.

  6. Category: British, Business

    Ref: Chiefly Brit. insurance.

* Syn: See confidence.

Origin of assurance:

1325–75; ME < MF

Princeton's WordNet

  1. assurance, self-assurance, confidence, self-confidence, authority, sureness(noun)

    freedom from doubt; belief in yourself and your abilities

    "his assurance in his superiority did not make him popular"; "after that failure he lost his confidence"; "she spoke with authority"

  2. assurance, pledge(noun)

    a binding commitment to do or give or refrain from something

    "an assurance of help when needed"; "signed a pledge never to reveal the secret"

  3. assurance(noun)

    a statement intended to inspire confidence

    "the President's assurances were not respected"

  4. assurance(noun)

    a British term for some kinds of insurance

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. assurance(noun)əˈʃʊər əns, -ˈʃɜr-

    a promise or guarantee

    You have my assurance.; He gave us an assurance that it would not be printed.

  2. assuranceəˈʃʊər əns, -ˈʃɜr-

    confidence in yourself

    Express yourself with assurance.

Wiktionary

  1. assurance(Noun)

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

  2. assurance(Noun)

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

  3. assurance(Noun)

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

  4. assurance(Noun)

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

  5. assurance(Noun)

    Betrothal; affiance.

  6. assurance(Noun)

    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. assurance(Noun)

    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. Blackstone.

  8. Origin: assuraunce, assurance, from assurer; as if .

Webster Dictionary

  1. Assurance(noun)

    the act of assuring; a declaration tending to inspire full confidence; that which is designed to give confidence

  2. Assurance(noun)

    the state of being assured; firm persuasion; full confidence or trust; freedom from doubt; certainty

  3. Assurance(noun)

    firmness of mind; undoubting, steadiness; intrepidity; courage; confidence; self-reliance

  4. Assurance(noun)

    excess of boldness; impudence; audacity; as, his assurance is intolerable

  5. Assurance(noun)

    betrothal; affiance

  6. Assurance(noun)

    insurance; a contract for the payment of a sum on occasion of a certain event, as loss or death

  7. Assurance(noun)

    any written or other legal evidence of the conveyance of property; a conveyance; a deed

Freebase

  1. Assurance

    Assurance is a Protestant Christian doctrine that states that the inner witness of the Holy Spirit allows the justified disciple to know they are saved. Based on the writings of St. Augustine of Hippo, assurance was historically a very important doctrine in Methodism, Lutheranism, and Calvinism, and remains so among some members of these groups today.

British National Corpus

  1. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Assurance' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3242

  2. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Assurance' in Nouns Frequency: #1641


Translations for Assurance

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

assurance(noun)

confidence

an air of assurance.

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