in·​sur·​er in-ˈshu̇r-ər How to pronounce insurer (audio)
: one that insures
specifically : an insurance underwriter

Examples of insurer in a Sentence

In this policy, the insurer agrees to pay for all medical expenses.
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Word History

First Known Use

1654, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of insurer was in 1654

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Cite this Entry

“Insurer.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Apr. 2024.

Legal Definition


in·​sur·​er in-ˈshu̇r-ər How to pronounce insurer (audio)
: one that contracts to indemnify another by way of insurance : an insurance company or underwriter

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