Legal Definition and Related Resources of Assurance

Meaning of Assurance

pledge , guaranty or surety . A declaration tending to inspire full confidence . In conveyancing, means a conveyance , a transfer or an assignment . insurance .

Assurance Alternative Definition

In Conveyancing. Any instrument which confirms the title to an estate. Legal evidence of the transfer of property. 2 Bl. Comm. 294. The term “assurances” includes, in an enlarged sense, all instruments which dispose of property, whether they be the grants of private persons, or not; such are fines and recoveries, and private acts of the legislature. Eunom. Dial. 2, § 5. In Commercial Law. A term formerly used in English maritime law, in the sense of the modern term “insurance,” and still retained in policies, but otherwise obsolete. Molloy de Jur. Mar. 287. Latterly, however, its use has been revived in its application to contracts of indemnity against life contingencies, which are now frequently termed “assurances upon lives,” by way of distinction from indemnity against losses by fire or at sea, etc., to which the term “insurance” is particularly appropriated. 3 Kent, Comm. 365. The , word “assured” has always been retained in its ancient sense. See “Assure.” “Assurance” is the term used in French law. Ord. Mar. liv. 3, tit. 6; Emerig. Tr. des Assur.

Synonyms of Assurance


  • adjuration
  • affirmation
  • assuredness
  • attestation
  • averment
  • avow
  • avowal
  • avowance
  • commitment
  • confidence
  • confidentness
  • confirmatio
  • covenant
  • declaration
  • earnest declaration
  • engagement
  • jiducia
  • guaranty
  • oath
  • obligation
  • pact
  • paction
  • pledge
  • promise
  • reassurance
  • security
  • solemn assertion
  • solemn promise
  • surety
  • voucher
  • vow
  • warranty Associated Concepts: assurance of title
  • covenant of future assurances

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Assurance in Historical Law

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Legal Abbreviations and Acronyms

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Annuity Contract, Certificate, Confirmation, Covenant Of Seisin, Exemplary Damages, Security For Good Behavior, Group Insurance, Perils Of The Sea, Plevin, Preventive Justice, Promise.


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Assurance in Law Enforcement

Main Entry: Law Enforcement in the Legal Dictionary. This section provides, in the context of Law Enforcement, a partial definition of assurance.


See Also

  • Law Enforcement Officer
  • Police Officer
  • Law Enforcement Agency

Further Reading

English Legal System: Assurance

In the context of the English law, A Dictionary of Law provides the following legal concept of Assurance :

See insurance.

Reasonable Assurance Definition (in the Accounting Vocabulary)

The New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants offers the following definition of Reasonable Assurance in a way that is easy for anybody to understand: Management’s assessment of the effectiveness of internal control over financial reporting is expressed at the level of reasonable assurance. It includes the understanding that there is a remote likelihood that material misstatements will not be prevented or detected on a timely basis. It is a high level of assurance.

Concept of “Assurantia”

Traditional meaning of assurance, assurantia in English (with some legal use of this latin concept in England and the United States in the XIX Century) [1]: (in Latin) An instrument used as evidence of the title to land; see 2nd Book (“The Rights of Things”), Blackstone’s Commentaries on the Laws of England 294. Common assurances: a man’s title-deeds. Also, INSURANCE (see this last concept in this legal reference), The word has lately been applied to life insurance to distinguish it from fire and marine.


Notes and References

  1. Based on A Concise Law Dictionary of Words, Phrases and Maxims, “Assurance, Assurantia”, Boston: Little, Brown, and Company, 1911, United States. It is also called the Stimson’s Law dictionary. This term and/or definition may be absolete.

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Meaning of Assurance

In this law dictionary, the legal term assurance is a kind of the English law class.


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  • Life Insurance Under Insurance <she Obtained Assurance Before Traveling Abroad
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