noun, plural ac·tu·ar·ies.
Origin of actuary
Examples from the Web for actuary
An actuary may be allowed to be accurate in this matter, of which I was reminded by what an actuary wrote of another actuary.
He finally became an actuary at London and was prominent in radical associations.
Once this was said so that he overheard it: it was said by an actuary, under a sunset of mauve and grey.The Napoleon of Notting Hill|Gilbert K. Chesterton
Where is the actuary who can appraise the value of a man's opinions?Obiter Dicta|Augustine Birrell
An actuary will tell you that I am likely to outlive Colonel Cowles.Queed|Henry Sydnor Harrison
noun plural -aries
Word Origin for actuary
1550s, "registrar, clerk," from Latin actuarius "copyist, account-keeper," from actus "public business" (see act (n.)). Modern insurance office meaning first recorded 1849.
A mathematician who uses statistics to calculate insurance premiums.