ASSU'RANCE, noun ashu'rance. [Latin verus; or securus, contracted.]
1. The act of assuring, or of making a declaration in terms that furnish ground of confidence; as, I trusted to his assurances; or the act of furnishing any ground of full confidence.
Whereof he hath given assurance to all men, in that he hath raised him from the dead. Acts 17:31.
2. Firm persuasion; full confidence or trust; freedom from doubt; certain expectation; the utmost certainty.
Let us draw near with a true heart, in full assurance of faith. Hebrews 10:22.
3. Firmness of mind; undoubting steadiness; intrepidity.
Brave men meet danger with assurance
4. Excess of boldness; impudence; as, his assurance is intolerable.
5. Freedom from excessive modesty, timidity or bashfulness; laudable confidence.
Conversation with the world will give them knowledge and assurance
6. Insurance; a contract to make good a loss. [See Insurance.]
7. Any writing or legal evidence of the conveyance of property.
9. In theology, full confidence of one's interest in Christ, and of final salvation.