Origin of underwriter
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The life of the underwriter is one of great anxiety and speculation.Club Life of London, Volume II (of 2)
Underwriter is a speculative genius, and—but the less we say of him the better.
Assur′edness; Assur′er, one who gives assurance: an insurer or underwriter: one who insures his life.
Without interest at the time of the loss there is no right to recover from the underwriter.
It states the limits of voyage and value covered by the underwriter, and the class of ships to be employed.
- a person or enterprise that underwrites public issues of shares, bonds, etc
- a person or enterprise that underwrites insurance policies
- an employee or agent of an insurance company who assesses risks and determines the premiums payable
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Word Origin and History for underwriter
1610s, "subscriber;" insurance sense from 1620s; agent noun from underwrite.
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