from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. Present participle of underwrite.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The business of an underwriter

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The practice or business of an underwriter. See underwriter.


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  • I suggested that she report the facts to the Attorney General, the FBI, the state insurance department, the mortgage lender and the title underwriting company, oh, and also the Dept. of HUD.


  • This kind of underwriting is a feature of many public media models.

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  • As the HRW reports demonstrates, DAG and the donor countries "have done little to address the problem [aid abuse/misuse] or tackle their own role in underwriting government repression ... even though they recognize [civil and political rights] to be central to sustainable socioeconomic development."

    Alemayehu G. Mariam: Ethiopia: Feed Them and Bleed Them

  • J.P. Morgan and RBS will be involved in underwriting the deal, according to one of the people.

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  • Some consumer groups have advocated a moratorium on the use of credit histories in underwriting car, home and health insurance.

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  • The firm continues to build a cash equities business, as are several other banks, hoping to capitalize on an expected upswing in underwriting assignments as well as a revenue boost from trading.

    Evercore Net Rises 33% on Fee Surge

  • From Romania to Catalonia to Iceland, cultural institutes and agencies are subsidizing publication of books in English, underwriting the training of translators, encouraging their writers to tour in the United States, submitting to American marketing and promotional techniques they may have previously shunned and exploiting existing niches in the publishing industry.

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  • Financing dried up, management changed a key element in underwriting loans and the company went into bankruptcy.

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  • My endorsement of ING and Sr. Tejeda is based upon their excellent personal service in underwriting us when we were screwed to the wall by New York Life/Seguros Monterrey and the lake Chapala Society Group Insurance Plan.

    Health Insurance

  • The ratings continue to reflect FM Global's strong capital position and long-term underwriting profitability, competitive advantages derived from the company's engineering expertise and benefits drawn from the company's mutual company status.

    Fitch Affirms FM Global's 'AA' IFS Ratings - Yahoo! Finance


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