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assurance

noun uk   /əˈʃɔː.rəns/  us   /-ˈʃʊr.əns/

assurance noun (PROMISE)

C1 [C] a promise: [+ (that)] She gave me her assurance (that) she would sign the contract immediately. Despite the government's repeated assurances to the contrary, taxation has risen over the past decade.
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assurance noun (CONFIDENCE)

C2 [U] confidence: He spoke with calm assurance.

assurance noun (INSURANCE)

[U] UK a type of insurance against events that will certainly happen, such as death, not those that may happen, such as illness, fire, or having your property stolen
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