Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing. (See the entry for assurance in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913)
(insurance)Insurance; a contract for the payment of a sum on occasion of a certain event, as loss or death. Assurance is used 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.
(law) Any written or other legal evidence of the conveyance of property; a conveyance; a deed.