Definition - Noun 1 a: a person (as an individual or a company) who underwrites an insurance policy : See also insurer b: a person who assesses risks to be covered by an insurance policy 2: a person (as an individual or company) who underwrites a security issue compare issuer The Securities Act of 1933 requires dealers, issuers, and underwriters to file registration statements for the securities that they sell. Pronunciation'&n-d&r-"rI-t&r
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