Definitions for underwriterˈʌn dərˌraɪ tər
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
un•der•writ•erˈʌn dərˌraɪ tər(n.)
a person or company that underwrites insurance policies or investment securities.
a sponsor or backer.
Category: Common Vocabulary, Business
Origin of underwriter:
investment banker, underwriter(noun)
a banker who deals chiefly in underwriting new securities
insurance broker, insurance agent, general agent, underwriter(noun)
an agent who sells insurance
insurance company, insurance firm, insurer, insurance underwriter, underwriter(noun)
a financial institution that sells insurance
An entity assuming a financial risk.
A person working for an insurance company who arranges and authorizes an insurance policy with a broker or insured.
An entity undertaking to market newly issued securities.
They were the underwriters of the company's shares, but only on a "best efforts" basis.
one who underwrites his name to the conditions of an insurance policy, especially of a marine policy; an insurer