The act of assuring; a declaration tending to inspire full confidence; that which is designed to give confidence. (noun)
The state of being assured; firm persuasion; full confidence or trust; freedom from doubt; certainty. (noun)
Firmness of mind; undoubting, steadiness; intrepidity; courage; confidence; self-reliance. (noun)
Excess of boldness; impudence; audacity; as, his assurance is intolerable. (noun)
Betrothal; affiance. (noun)
Insurance; a contract for the payment of a sum on occasion of a certain event, as loss or death. &hand; Recently, assurance has been used, in England, in relation to life contingencies, and insurance in relation to other contingencies. It is called temporary assurance, in the time within which the contingent event must happen is limited. See Insurance. (noun)
Any written or other legal evidence of the conveyance of property; a conveyance; a deed. &hand; In England, the legal evidences of the conveyance of property are called the common assurances of the kingdom. Blackstone. (noun)
Examples of word assurance
The promise that his house should be blessed was intended as a compensation for the disappointment of his wish to build the temple, and hence this assurance is appropriately repeated at the conclusion of the prophet's address [Bertheau].
'I suspect, however, that, if we were able to get a bird's-eye view of his mind and all its workings, we should discover that what he called assurance was not the condition you would call such.
As illustrated by the BP disaster, we when, as a society, push technology to its limits on a large scale, for whatever reason, the implications of a technological or systems failure are getting to the point where we require absolute safety in operation of those systems – and obtaining such assurance is never inexpensive … and sometimes not even possible.
This assurance is part of a legal clause called Maintenance of Effort (MOE) to show that the State will maintain support for education, clarified in pages upon pages of legal explanations issued by the federal government, including how the State could have requested a Waiver of the MOE requirements.
But at the same time – the assurance from a beta reader that I have a good piece, energises me to keep working at it.