• (GA) IPA: /əˈʃʊɹəns/, /əˈʃɝəns/
  • (RP) IPA: /əˈʃʊəɹəns/, /əˈʃɔːɹəns/


  1. The act of assuring; a declaration tending to inspire full confidence; that which is designed to give confidence.
    • Acts of the Apostles xvii. 31.
      Whereof he hath given assurance unto all men, in that he hath raised him from the dead.
    • 18, Thomas Babington Macaulay, chapter 9, in The History of England from the Accession of James the Second, volume (please specify ), London: Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans, OCLC 1069526323 ↗:
  2. The state of being assured; firm persuasion; full confidence or trust; freedom from doubt; certainty.
    • Epistle to the Hebrews x. 22.
      Let us draw with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience.
  3. Firmness of mind; undoubting, steadiness; intrepidity; courage; confidence; self-reliance.
    • Brave men meet danger with assurance.
    • 1693, [John Locke], “§70”, in Some Thoughts Concerning Education, London: […] A[wnsham] and J[ohn] Churchill, […], OCLC 1161614482 ↗:
      Conversation, when they come into the world, soon gives them a becoming assurance
    • 1910, Emerson Hough, chapter I, in The Purchase Price: Or The Cause of Compromise, Indianapolis, Ind.: The Bobbs-Merrill Company, OCLC 639762314 ↗, page 0108 ↗:
      This new-comer was a man who in any company would have seemed striking. […] His air, of self-confident assurance, seemed that of a man well used to having his own way.
  4. Excess of boldness; impudence; audacity
    his assurance is intolerable
  5. (obsolete) Betrothal; affiance.
  6. (insurance) Insurance; a contract for the payment of a sum on occasion of a certain event, as loss or death. 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.
  7. (legal) Any written or other legal evidence of the conveyance of property; a conveyance; a deed.
    • c. 1766, William Blackstone, Commentaries on the Laws of England
      the legal evidences of the conveyance of property are called the common assurances of the kingdom.
  8. (theology) Subjective certainty of one's salvation.
  • German: Zusicherung
  • Portuguese: asseguração
  • Russian: завере́ние
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