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assurance (2 cf. ASSURE 1)
1. pledge, guarantee Tw.N. I. v. 193, IV. iii. 26, 3H6 IV. i. 141 “Give me assurance with some friendly vow.”
2. conveyance or settlement of property, legal evidence of this Shr. II. i. 390, III. ii. 137, &c.
3. confidence, certainty, security Ado II. ii. 50, Mac. IV. i. 83, Ham. V. i. 125; “for (more, better) assurance,” to increase confidence or certainty Tp. V. i. 108, MND. III. i. 21, Shr. V. ii. 65.
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