insurer

[ in-shoo r-er, -shur- ]
/ ɪnˈʃʊər ər, -ˈʃɜr- /
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noun

a person or company that contracts to indemnify another in the event of loss or damage; underwriter.
a person or thing that insures.
a person who sells insurance.

Nearby words

  1. insurable interest,
  2. insurance,
  3. insurant,
  4. insure,
  5. insured,
  6. insurgence,
  7. insurgency,
  8. insurgent,
  9. insurgents,
  10. insuring clause

Origin of insurer

First recorded in 1645–55; insure + -er1

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British Dictionary definitions for insurer

insurer

/ (ɪnˈʃʊərə, -ˈʃɔː-) /

noun

a person or company offering insurance policies in return for premiums
a person or thing that insures
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Word Origin and History for insurer

insurer

n.

1650s, agent noun from insure.

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