underwriter

[ uhn-der-rahy-ter ]
/ ˈʌn dərˌraɪ tər /

noun

a person or company that underwrites policies of insurance or carries on insurance as a business.
a person or company that underwrites shares or bonds.
a person or organization that finances something; backer: the underwriters of the ballet company.

Origin of underwriter

First recorded in 1610–20; underwrite + -er1
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underwriter

/ (ˈʌndəˌraɪtə) /

noun

a person or enterprise that underwrites public issues of shares, bonds, etc
  1. a person or enterprise that underwrites insurance policies
  2. an employee or agent of an insurance company who assesses risks and determines the premiums payable

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