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as·sur·ance  (-shrns)
1. The act of assuring.
2. A statement or indication that inspires confidence; a guarantee or pledge: gave her assurance that the plan would succeed.
3. Freedom from doubt; certainty: set sail in the assurance of favorable winds. See Synonyms at certainty.
4. Self-confidence. See Synonyms at confidence.
5. Excessive self-confidence; presumption.
6. Chiefly British Insurance, especially life insurance.

assurance  /rns/  n. a guarantee, pledge: I give you my assurance that I shall pay you on time. assurance

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