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Underwrite  v. t.  (past underwrote, obs. underwrit; past part. underwritten, obs. underwrit; pres. part. underwriting)  
To write under something else; to subscribe. "What addition and change I have made I have here underwritten."
To subscribe one's name to for insurance, especially for marine insurance; to write one's name under, or set one's name to, as a policy of insurance, for the purpose of becoming answerable for loss or damage, on consideration of receiving a certain premium per cent; as, individuals, as well as companies, may underwrite policies of insurance. "The broker who procures the insurance ought not, by underwriting the policy, to deprive the parties of his unbiased testimony."

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"Underwrite" Quotes from Famous Books

... as he might have done, that the opinion of those other creditors had been influenced almost entirely by his own and that in one or two instances he had been obliged practically to underwrite the payment of Hamilton and Company's indebtedness before gaining consent. He had talked with Mr. Howe, who in turn had called his daughter into consultation, and Barbara's enthusiastic praise of her friend had strengthened the favorable impression ...
— Mary-'Gusta • Joseph C. Lincoln

Words linked to "Underwrite" :   warrant, underwriter, guarantee, subvent, indemnify, cover, subvention

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