What is assurance?

  • (noun): A statement intended to inspire confidence.
    Example: "The President's assurances were not respected"
    See also — Additional definitions below

More definitions of "assurance":

  • (noun): A British term for some kinds of insurance.
  • (noun): A binding commitment to do or give or refrain from something.
    Example: "An assurance of help when needed"
    Synonyms: pledge

Famous quotes containing the word assurance:

    The essence of democracy is its assurance that every human being should so respect himself and should be so respected in his own personality that he should have opportunity equal to that of every other human being to “show what he was meant to become.”
    Anna Garlin Spencer (1851–1931)

    Women have a hard time of it in this world. They are oppressed by man-made laws, man-made social customs, masculine egoism, the delusion of masculine superiority. Their one comfort is the assurance that, even though it may be impossible to prevail against man, it is always possible to enslave and torture a man.
    —H.L. (Henry Lewis)

    For WAR, consisteth not in Battle only, or the act of fighting; but in a tract of time, wherein the Will to content by Battle is sufficiently known.... So the nature of War, consisteth not in actual fighting; but in the known disposition thereto, during all the time there is no assurance to the contrary. All other time is PEACE.
    Thomas Hobbes (1579–1688)