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assured

[uh-shoo rd, uh-shurd]
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adjective
  1. guaranteed; sure; certain; secure: an assured income.
  2. bold; confident; authoritative: His art was both assured and facile.
  3. boldly presumptuous.
  4. Chiefly British. insured, as against loss.
noun
  1. Insurance.
    1. the beneficiary under a policy.
    2. the person whose life or property is covered by a policy.

Origin of assured

Middle English word dating back to 1325–75; see origin at assure, -ed2
Related formsas·sur·ed·ly [uh-shoo r-id-lee, uh-shur-] /əˈʃʊər ɪd li, əˈʃɜr-/, adverbas·sur·ed·ness, nouno·ver·as·sured, adjectiveo·ver·as·sur·ed·ly, adverbo·ver·as·sur·ed·ness, nounun·as·sured, adjectiveun·as·sur·ed·ly, adverbun·as·sur·ed·ness, nounwell-as·sured, adjective
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assured

adjective
  1. made certain; sure; guaranteed
  2. self-assured
  3. mainly British insured, esp by a life assurance policy
noun
  1. mainly British
    1. the beneficiary under a life assurance policy
    2. the person whose life is insured
Derived Formsassuredly (əˈʃʊərɪdlɪ), adverbassuredness, noun
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Word Origin and History for assuredness

assured

adj.

of persons, "confident, self-assured," late 14c., past participle adjective from assure. Related: Assuredly; assuredness.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

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