assurance
as·sur·ance n
1 a: the act of assuring
b: guarantee (3)
2: the act of conveying real property; also: the document by which it is conveyed
3 chiefly Brit: insurance

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

assurance
I noun adjuration, affirmation, assuredness, attestation, averment, avow, avowal, avowance, commitment, confidence, confidentness, confirmatio, covenant, declaration, earnest declaration, engagement, fiducia, guaranty, oath, obligation, pact, paction, pledge, promise, reassurance, security, solemn assertion, solemn promise, surety, voucher, vow, warranty associated concepts: assurance of title, covenant of future assurances II index acceptance, accommodation (backing), affirmance (authentication), approval, avouchment, bail, belief (state of mind), binder, bond, certainty, certification (attested copy), certification (certainness), certitude, commitment (responsibility), confidence (faith), confirmation, consent, contract, conviction (persuasion), corroboration, coverage (insurance), credence, expectation, faith, guaranty, license, mainstay, pact, pledge (binding promise), principle (axiom), profession (declaration), promise, proof, prospect (outlook), recognizance, reference (recommendation), reliance, safeguard, security (safety), surety (certainty), trust (confidence), undertaking (pledge), vow, warrant (guaranty), warranty

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


assurance
n.
A declaration of certainty; also a British term for insurance.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.


assurance
A term interchangeable with insurance but generally used in connection with life business as assurance implies the certainty of an event and insurance the probability.

Practical Law Dictionary. Glossary of UK, US and international legal terms. . 2010.


assurance
1 n. a promise or guarantee, an act that inspires confidence.
2 v. the act of promising or assuring.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.

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