Pru

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See also: pru, prů-, přu, and пру

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Pru

  1. A diminutive of the female given name Prudence.
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Etymology 2[edit]

Shortening of Prudential.

Proper noun[edit]

the Pru

  1. (UK, informal) Prudential plc, a financial services company based in the United Kingdom.
    • 1991, The Economist
      So, against its original aims in buying the firm — but convinced by Mr Ball that this was the direction in which to go — the Pru followed.
    • 1995, Kathleen Sharp, In Good Faith:
      Also during the 1990s, the Pru aggressively jumped into the group insurance business, the purchase by companies of insurance policies for groups of workers.
    • 2006, Frances Brassington, Stephen Pettitt, Principles of marketing
      In B2B situations where The Pru and Equitable Life jointly provide products, the business has tended to shift towards The Pru.

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