assurance: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (u-shoor'uns, -shûr'-), [key]
— n.
  1. a positive declaration intended to give confidence: He received assurances of support for the project.
  2. promise or pledge; guaranty; surety: He gave his assurance that the job would be done.
  3. full confidence; freedom from doubt; certainty: to act in the assurance of success.
  4. freedom from timidity; self-confidence; belief in one's abilities: She acted with speed and assurance.
  5. presumptuous boldness; impudence.
  6. insurance.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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