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Actuary  n.  (pl. actuaries)  
(Law) A registrar or clerk; used originally in courts of civil law jurisdiction, but in Europe used for a clerk or registrar generally.
The computing official of an insurance company; one whose profession it is to calculate for insurance companies the risks and premiums for life, fire, and other insurances.

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"Actuary" Quotes from Famous Books

... must be careful of one predicament. I have studied the regulations about being admitted to the English Bar. They are very quaint and medieval or early Georgian. You mayn't be a Chartered Accountant or Actuary—the Lord alone knows why! I suppose some Lord Chancellor was done in the eye in Elizabeth's reign by an actuary and laid down that law. Equally you mayn't be a clergyman. As to that we needn't distress ourselves. It's rather piteous about the ...
— Mrs. Warren's Daughter - A Story of the Woman's Movement • Sir Harry Johnston

... it, will they slaughter all? I protest I saw them but this day morning going to the Liverpool boats, says he. I can scarce believe 'tis so bad, says he. And he had experience of the like brood beasts and of springers, greasy hoggets and wether wool, having been some years before actuary for Mr Joseph Cuffe, a worthy salesmaster that drove his trade for live stock and meadow auctions hard by Mr Gavin Low's yard in Prussia street. I question with you there, says he. More like 'tis the hoose or the timber tongue. Mr Stephen, a little moved but ...
— Ulysses • James Joyce

Words linked to "Actuary" :   statistician, estimator, calculator, computer, surveyor, reckoner, actuarial

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