KJV Dictionary Definition: assurance


ASSU'RANCE, n. ashu'rance. L. 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. Act. 17.

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. Heb. 10.

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.

8. Conviction.

9. In theology, full confidence of one's interest in Christ, and of final salvation.


ASSU'RE, v.t. ashu're. See Assurance.

1. To make certain; to give confidence by a promise, declaration, or other evidence; as, he assured me of his sincerity.

2. To confirm; to make certain or secure.

And it shall be assured to him. Lev. 28.

3. To embolden; to make confident.

And hereby we shall assure our hearts before him. 1John 3.

4. To make secure, with of before the object secured; as, let me be assured of your fidelity.

5. To affiance; to betroth. Obs.

6. To insure; to covenant to indemnify for loss. See Insure.


ASSU'RED, pp. Made certain or confident; made secure; insured.

ASSU'RED, a. Certain; indubitable; not doubting; bold to excess.


ASSU'RER, n. One who assumes; one who insures against loss; an insurer or underwriter.


ASSU'RING, ppr. Making sure or confident; giving security; confirming.