[in-shoo r-er, -shur-]


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.

Origin of insurer

First recorded in 1645–55; insure + -er1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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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

1650s, agent noun from insure.

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