Pronunciation: (u-shoord', u-shûrd'), [key]
1. guaranteed; sure; certain; secure: an assured income.
2. bold; confident; authoritative: His art was both assured and facile.
3. boldly presumptuous.
4. Chiefly Brit.insured, as against loss.
a. the beneficiary under a policy.
b. the person whose life or property is covered by a policy.
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