1. [syn: insurance company, insurance firm, insurer, insurance underwriter, underwriter]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Insurer \In*sur"er\, n.
One who, or that which, insures; the person or company that
contracts to indemnify losses for a premium; an underwriter.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: a financial institution that sells insurance [syn:
insurance company, insurance firm, insurer,
insurance underwriter, underwriter]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
26 Moby Thesaurus words for "insurer":
approver, bailsman, bondsman, certifier, confirmer, cosignatory,
cosigner, endorser, godfather, godparent, guarantee, guarantor,
guaranty, mainpernor, mortgagor, notary, notary public, party,
ratifier, signatory, sponsor, subscriber, surety, underwriter,
Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856):
INSURER, contracts. One who has obliged himself to insure the safety of
another's property, in consideration of a premium paid, or secured to be
paid, to him. It is his duty to pay any loss which has arisen on the
property insured. Vide Marsh. Ins. Index,.h. t.; Park. Ins. Index, h. t.
Phill. Ins. h. t.; Wesk. Ins. h. t.; Pardess. Index, art. Assureur.