from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. One that insures, especially an insurance underwriter.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. One who insures.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who, or that which, insures; the person or company that contracts to indemnify losses for a premium; an underwriter.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who or that which insures or makes sure or certain.
  • n. One who contracts, in consideration of a stipulated payment called a premium, to indemnify a person or company against certain perils or losses, or against a particular event; an underwriter.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a financial institution that sells insurance


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  • For example, your real-estate closing attorney does not disclose that he is accepting a "kickback" from the title insurer he has hired to safeguard the home you are purchasing.


  • Cathy Pearson, an elementary school teacher who recently bought her first home, in San Clemente, Calif., says she accepted as “a given” the title insurer chosen by real-estate agents involved in the transaction.

    Title-Insurer Fees Draw Scrutiny

  • Fidelity National Financial fell 3.30, or 15%, to 19.30 after the title insurer said it would sell 13.3 million shares.

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  • With it, the title insurer will either "perfect the title" or pay any valid claims.

    Foreclosures at Rock-Bottom Prices

  • That means the odds of a challenge to your ownership are slim enough that the title insurer is willing to agree to defend you.

    Foreclosures at Rock-Bottom Prices

  • The title insurer already owned a 9.5 percent stake.

    Reuters: Press Release

  • July 16 (Bloomberg) -- Fidelity National Financial Inc., the title insurer that called the industry an "oligopoly," agreed to sell assets in Oregon and Michigan to settle a regulatory review into anticompetitive practices. --

  • Clearly, the title insurer was also worried about a situation in which untold numbers of former homeowners have their foreclosures overturned.

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  • On Oct. 7, another title insurer, Stewart Title, issued an internal memo making it incredibly difficult - if not impossible - for an agent to write a policy for any foreclosure property connected to any of the now-tainted banks. rss feed

  • According to court records, Schatz paid Allen Matkins nearly $180,000 in fees, but refused to pay another $170,000 after alleging that the firm had a conflict of interest in that it also represented his title insurer in an unrelated suit. - Newswire


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