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Underwriter   /ˈəndərrˌaɪtər/   Listen

A banker who deals chiefly in underwriting new securities.  Synonym: investment banker.
An agent who sells insurance.  Synonyms: general agent, insurance agent, insurance broker.
A financial institution that sells insurance.  Synonyms: insurance company, insurance firm, insurance underwriter, insurer.

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"Underwriter" Quotes from Famous Books

... the optimist of ill-luck and disaster, slaps his pocket with satisfaction. The underwriter, who had been trying to minimize the amount of impending loss, regrets his premature pessimism. The ship has been stauncher, the skies more merciful, the seas less angry, or perhaps the men on board of a finer temper than he has been willing to take ...
— The Mirror of the Sea • Joseph Conrad

... cynical, and old Jolyon both feared and disliked cynicism), and a girl called Holly, born since the marriage. Who could tell what his son's circumstances really were? He had capitalized the income he had inherited from his mother's father and joined Lloyd's as an underwriter; he painted pictures, too—water-colours. Old Jolyon knew this, for he had surreptitiously bought them from time to time, after chancing to see his son's name signed at the bottom of a representation of the river Thames in a dealer's window. He thought them bad, and did not hang them ...
— Forsyte Saga • John Galsworthy

... Edmunds, Judge Davis, Judge Thurman and Mr. Bayard. I took up the question with a strong leaning for the insurance companies. I was, of course, impressed by the well-known principle of law that the underwriter who had paid for property destroyed by the cause against which he had insured, was entitled to be substituted to all other rights or remedies which the owner may have for reimbursement of his loss. I was very ...
— Autobiography of Seventy Years, Vol. 1-2 • George Hoar

Words linked to "Underwriter" :   underwrite, broker, killer bee, factor, insurance company, agent, nondepository financial institution

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