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Meaning of ASSURANCE

Pronunciation:  u'shûruns

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  freedom from doubt; belief in yourself and your abilities; "his assurance in his superiority did not make him popular"; "after that failure he lost his confidence"; "she spoke with authority"
  2. [n]  a statement intended to inspire confidence; "the President's assurances were not respected"
  3. [n]  a binding commitment to do or give or refrain from something; "an assurance of help when needed"; "signed a pledge never to reveal the secret"
  4. [n]  a British term for some kinds of insurance
 

ASSURANCE is a 9 letter word that starts with A.

 

 Synonyms: authority, confidence, pledge, self-assurance, self-confidence, sureness
 
 See Also: certainty, commitment, coverage, dedication, guarantee, insurance, plight, statement, troth, vow, warrant, warrantee, warranty

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\As*sur"ance\, n. [OE. assuraunce, F. assurance, fr.
assurer. See {Assure}.]
1. The act of assuring; a declaration tending to inspire full
   confidence; that which is designed to give confidence.

         Whereof he hath given assurance unto all men, in
         that he hath raised him from the dead. --Acts xvii.
                                               31.

         Assurances of support came pouring in daily.
                                               --Macaulay.

2. The state of being assured; firm persuasion; full
   confidence or trust; freedom from doubt; certainty.

         Let us draw with a true heart in full assurance of
         faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil
         conscience.                           --Heb. x. 22.

3. Firmness of mind; undoubting, steadiness; intrepidity;
   courage; confidence; self-reliance.

         Brave men meet danger with assurance. --Knolles.

         Conversation with the world will give them knowledge
         and assurance.                        --Locke.

4. Excess of boldness; impudence; audacity; as, his assurance
   is intolerable.

5. Betrothal; affiance. [Obs.] --Sir P. Sidney.

6. Insurance; a contract for the payment of a sum on occasion
   of a certain event, as loss or death.

Note: 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. See {Insurance}.

7. (Law) Any written or other legal evidence of the
   conveyance of property; a conveyance; a deed.

Note: In England, the legal evidences of the conveyance of
      property are called the common assurances of the
      kingdom. --Blackstone.

 
Easton Bible Dictionary
 
 Definition: 

The resurrection of Jesus (Acts 17:31) is the "assurance" (Gr. pistis, generally rendered "faith") or pledge God has given that his revelation is true and worthy of acceptance. The "full assurance [Gr. plerophoria, 'full bearing'] of faith" (Heb. 10:22) is a fulness of faith in God which leaves no room for doubt. The "full assurance of understanding" (Col. 2:2) is an entire unwavering conviction of the truth of the declarations of Scripture, a joyful steadfastness on the part of any one of conviction that he has grasped the very truth. The "full assurance of hope" (Heb. 6:11) is a sure and well-grounded expectation of eternal glory (2 Tim. 4:7, 8). This assurance of hope is the assurance of a man's own particular salvation.

This infallible assurance, which believers may attain unto as to their own personal salvation, is founded on the truth of the promises (Heb. 6:18), on the inward evidence of Christian graces, and on the testimony of the Spirit of adoption (Rom. 8:16). That such a certainty may be attained appears from the testimony of Scripture (Rom. 8:16; 1 John 2:3; 3:14), from the command to seek after it (Heb. 6:11; 2 Pet. 1:10), and from the fact that it has been attained (2 Tim. 1:12; 4:7, 8; 1 John 2:3; 4:16).

This full assurance is not of the essence of saving faith. It is the result of faith, and posterior to it in the order of nature, and so frequently also in the order of time. True believers may be destitute of it. Trust itself is something different from the evidence that we do trust. Believers, moreover, are exhorted to go on to something beyond what they at present have when they are exhorted to seek the grace of full assurance (Heb. 10:22; 2 Pet. 1:5-10). The attainment of this grace is a duty, and is to be diligently sought.

"Genuine assurance naturally leads to a legitimate and abiding peace and joy, and to love and thankfulness to God; and these from the very laws of our being to greater buoyancy, strength, and cheerfulness in the practice of obedience in every department of duty."

This assurance may in various ways be shaken, diminished, and intermitted, but the principle out of which it springs can never be lost. (See FAITH.)

 
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