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assurance

 
Noun assurance has 4 senses
  1. assurance, self-assurance, confidence, self-confidence, authority, sureness - freedom from doubt; belief in yourself and your abilities; "his assurance in his superiority did not make him popular"; "after that failure he lost his confidence"; "she spoke with authority"
    --1 is a kind of certainty
  2. assurance, pledge - a binding commitment to do or give or refrain from something; "an assurance of help when needed"; "signed a pledge never to reveal the secret"
    --2 is a kind of commitment, dedication
    --2 has particulars:
     guarantee, warrant, warrantee, warranty; guarantee; plight, troth; vow
    Derived form: verb assure6
  3. assurance - a statement intended to inspire confidence; "the President's assurances were not respected"
    --3 is a kind of
    statement
    --3 has particulars: clean bill of health
    Derived form: verb assure3
  4. assurance - a British term for some kinds of insurance
    --4 is a kind of
    insurance
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