Definitions for underwriterˈʌn dərˌraɪ tər

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

un•der•writ•erˈʌn dərˌraɪ tər(n.)

  1. a person or company that underwrites insurance policies or investment securities.

    Category: Business

  2. a sponsor or backer.

    Category: Common Vocabulary, Business

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. investment banker, underwriter(noun)

    a banker who deals chiefly in underwriting new securities

  2. insurance broker, insurance agent, general agent, underwriter(noun)

    an agent who sells insurance

  3. insurance company, insurance firm, insurer, insurance underwriter, underwriter(noun)

    a financial institution that sells insurance


  1. underwriter(Noun)

    An entity assuming a financial risk.

  2. underwriter(Noun)

    A person working for an insurance company who arranges and authorizes an insurance policy with a broker or insured.

  3. underwriter(Noun)

    An entity undertaking to market newly issued securities.

    They were the underwriters of the company's shares, but only on a "best efforts" basis.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Underwriter(noun)

    one who underwrites his name to the conditions of an insurance policy, especially of a marine policy; an insurer


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