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un·der·writ·er

 (ŭn′dər-rī′tər)
n.
One that underwrites, especially:
a. A person or firm engaged in the insurance business.
b. An insurance agent who assesses the risk of enrolling an applicant for coverage or a policy.
c. One that guarantees the purchase of a full issue of stocks or bonds.
d. A sponsor, as of a television show.

underwriter

(ˈʌndəˌraɪtə)
n
1. (Banking & Finance) a person or enterprise that underwrites public issues of shares, bonds, etc
2. (Insurance)
a. a person or enterprise that underwrites insurance policies
b. an employee or agent of an insurance company who assesses risks and determines the premiums payable

un•der•writ•er

(ˈʌn dərˌraɪ tər)

n.
1. a person or company that underwrites insurance policies or investment securities.
2. a sponsor or backer.
[1610–20]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.underwriter - a banker who deals chiefly in underwriting new securitiesunderwriter - a banker who deals chiefly in underwriting new securities
broker, factor, agent - a businessman who buys or sells for another in exchange for a commission
killer bee - an investment banker who devises strategies to make a target company less attractive for takeover
2.underwriter - an agent who sells insuranceunderwriter - an agent who sells insurance  
broker, factor, agent - a businessman who buys or sells for another in exchange for a commission
3.underwriter - a financial institution that sells insuranceunderwriter - a financial institution that sells insurance
nondepository financial institution - a financial institution that funds their investment activities from the sale of securities or insurance

underwriter

noun
One who assumes financial responsibility for another:
Informal: angel.
Translations

underwriter

[ˈʌndəˌraɪtəʳ] N (Insurance) → asegurador(a) m/f, reasegurador(a) m/f

underwriter

[ˈʌndərraɪtər] n (INSURANCE)souscripteur m

underwriter

[ˈʌndəˌraɪtəʳ] n (Insurance) → assicuratore/trice (Fin) → sottoscrittore/trice
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But if the word "missing" brings all hope to an end and settles the loss of the underwriters, the word "overdue" confirms the fears already born in many homes ashore, and opens the door of speculation in the market of risks.
The underwriter, who had been trying to minimize the amount of impending loss, regrets his premature pessimism.
Was it then the usual fraud on the underwriters, and was Rattray the inevitable accomplice on dry land?
Then he remembered the underwriters and the owners, the two masters a captain must serve, either of which could and would break him and whose interests were diametrically opposed.
And the cities, bright with lights, were as shops on these long streets--shops where business was transacted, where bunkers were replenished, cargoes taken or shifted, and orders received from the owners in London town to go elsewhere and beyond, ever along the long sea- lanes, seeking new cargoes here, carrying new cargoes there, running freights wherever shillings and pence beckoned and underwriters did not forbid.
An' wuth such masters uz a captun serves--the owners, the underwriters, an' the Board o' Trade, all pullun' an wantun' dufferent thungs--the owners wantun' quick passages an' domn the rusk, the underwriters wantun' safe passages an' domn the delay, an' the Board o' Trade wantun' cautious passages an' caution always meanun' delay.
A few minutes later a telegram was dispatched to the secretary of the underwriters at Liverpool, requesting answers to the following queries:
Meantime the owner, the underwriters, and the charterers squabbled amongst themselves in London, and our pay went on.
Like a mob of young collegians, they are full of fight, fun, and wickedness, tumbling round the world at such a reckless, rollicking rate, that no prudent underwriter would insure them any more than he would a riotous lad at Yale or Harvard.
Insurance underwriters identify and calculate a policyholder's risk, determine appropriate premium rates, and write the policies to cover the risks.
For starters, underwriters now require greater financial transparency, including wider disclosure of financial transactions and reporting procedures, copies of board minutes, audit committee attendance records, incorporation of CEO and CFO certifications in the policy application and background on audit committee members serving as financial experts.