Underwriter

An underwriter at Lloyds. One who insures a ship or its merchandise to a stated amount. So called because he writes his name under the policy.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

More on Underwriter from Fact Monster:

  • insurance - insurance insurance or assurance,device for indemnifying or guaranteeing an individual against ...
  • Penn Central Company - Penn Central Company Penn Central Company, former U.S. transportation company, formed in 1968 by ...
  • Thomas Robert Cech - Cech, Thomas Robert Cech, Thomas Robert , 1947–, American microbiologist, b. Chicago, grad. ...
  • Otto Hermann Kahn - Kahn, Otto Hermann Kahn, Otto Hermann , 1867–1934, American banker and patron of the arts, ...
  • Lloyd's - Lloyd's Lloyd's, London insurance underwriting corporation of many separate syndicates; ...

Related Content