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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

... too the chances of war and of pestilence, were so great in that age, that it was not unusual for men when they set out upon their travels to put out a sum upon their own lives, which if they died upon the journey was to be the underwriter's gain, but to be repaid if they returned, within such increase as might cover their intervening expenses. The chances against them seem to have been considered as nearly three to one. But danger, within a certain degree, is more likely to provoke ...
— Colloquies on Society • Robert Southey

... the Bristol merchants. "He had the good fortune at one time to win a considerable prize in the lottery, and often looked in at the insurance offices, where he sometimes received premiums as an underwriter of ships and cargoes." In consequence, he obtained much patronage, and always inserted at the head of the playbills of his benefit, "By desire ...
— A Book of the Play - Studies and Illustrations of Histrionic Story, Life, and Character • Dutton Cook

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