Definition of assurance in English:


Syllabification: as·sur·ance
Pronunciation: /əˈSHo͝orəns


  • 3chiefly British Insurance, specifically life insurance.
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    • Following a slow start to the year, recruitment levels in the insurance, assurance and reinsurance industries have picked up significantly this month.
    • Most lenders require mortgage holders to take out term assurance policies - a simple form of life insurance which pays off the mortgage debt if the holder dies.
    • Anyone who is self-employed or not a member of a company pension scheme can buy life assurance protection via a personal pension assurance policy.


late Middle English (sense 2): from Old French, from assurer 'assure'.

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