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assurance:

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or assurance,
device for indemnifying or guaranteeing an individual against loss. Reimbursement is made from a fund to which many individuals exposed to the same risk have contributed certain specified amounts, called premiums.
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assurance

The basis for trusting that a system implements security policies as intended.
References in classic literature ?
she would not give him such a troublesome office for the world,"brought on the desired repetition of entreaties and assurances,and a very few minutes settled the business.
The officer always gave me the assurance that he was worse, and some other sick prisoners in the room, and some other prisoners who attended on them as sick nurses (malefactors, but not incapable of kindness, God be thanked
Winthrop, though possessed with a dim fear of dangers attendant on so long a journey, and requiring many assurances that it would not take them out of the region of carriers' carts and slow waggons, was nevertheless well pleased that Silas should revisit his own country, and find out if he had been cleared from that false accusation.
Not that in this I imitated the sceptics who doubt only that they may doubt, and seek nothing beyond uncertainty itself; for, on the contrary, my design was singly to find ground of assurance, and cast aside the loose earth and sand, that I might reach the rock or the clay.
This assurance delighted Morrel, who took leave of Villefort, and hastened to announce to old Dantes that he would soon see his son.
Wickham in and near Brighton, with assurances of speedy payment, for which I have pledged myself.
I have had my fears about that: can you relieve me by an assurance at least of its average power?
During the few days he spent in Moscow after the death of Count Bezukhov, he would call Pierre, or go to him himself, and tell him what ought to be done in a tone of weariness and assurance, as if he were adding every time: "You know I am overwhelmed with business and it is purely out of charity that I trouble myself about you, and you also know quite well that what I propose is the only thing possible.
But what assurance was there that the other was Carthoris of Helium?
And what assurance have I that you will live up to your end of the agreement?
Upon this assurance the people came forward with subscriptions to build a second machine.
Of the "Oedipodea" practically nothing is known, though on the assurance of Athenaeus (vii.