Grant vs Assurance - What's the difference?

grant | assurance |


As a proper noun grant

is and a scottish clan name, from a nickname meaning "large".

As a noun assurance is

the act of assuring; a declaration tending to inspire full confidence; that which is designed to give confidence.

grant

English

Alternative forms

* graunt (obsolete)

Verb

(en verb)
  • To give over; to make conveyance of; to give the possession or title of; to convey; -- usually in answer to petition.
  • To bestow or confer, with or without compensation, particularly in answer to prayer or request; to give.
  • * 1668 July 3, , “Thomas Rue contra'' Andrew Hou?toun” in ''The Deci?ions of the Lords of Council & Se??ion I (Edinburgh, 1683), page 548:
  • He Su?pends on the?e Rea?ons, that Thomas Rue'' had granted a general Di?charge to ''Adam Mu?het'', who was his Conjunct, and ''correus debendi'', after the alleadged Service, which Di?charged ''Mu?het'', and con?equently ''Houstoun his Partner.
  • * {{quote-magazine, date=2013-05-17
  • , author=George Monbiot, authorlink=George Monbiot , title=Money just makes the rich suffer , volume=188, issue=23, page=19 , magazine=(The Guardian Weekly) citation , passage=In order to grant the rich these pleasures, the social contract is reconfigured. The welfare state is dismantled. […]}}
  • To admit as true what is not yet satisfactorily proved; to yield belief to; to allow; to yield; to concede.
  • * , Preface ("The Infidel Half Century"), section "In Quest of the First Cause":
  • The universe exists, said the father: somebody must have made it. If that somebody exists, said I, somebody must have made him. I grant that for the sake of argument, said the Oratorian.
  • To assent; to consent.
  • Noun

    (en noun)
  • The act of granting; a bestowing or conferring; concession; allowance; permission.
  • The yielding or admission of something in dispute.
  • The thing or property granted; a gift; a boon.
  • I got a grant from the government to study archeology in Egypt.''
  • (legal) A transfer of property by deed or writing; especially, an appropriation or conveyance made by the government; as, a grant of land or of money; also, the deed or writing by which the transfer is made.
  • (informal) An application for a grant (monetary boon to aid research or the like).
  • assurance

    English

    Alternative forms

    * assuraunce

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • The act of assuring; a declaration tending to inspire full confidence; that which is designed to give confidence.
  • *(w) xvii. 31.
  • *:Whereof he hath given assurance unto all men, in that he hath raised him from the dead.
  • * (1800-1859)
  • *:Assurances of support came pouring in daily.
  • The state of being assured; firm persuasion; full confidence or trust; freedom from doubt; certainty.
  • *(w) x. 22.
  • *:Let us draw with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience.
  • Firmness of mind; undoubting, steadiness; intrepidity; courage; confidence; self-reliance.
  • *(Richard Knolles) (1545-1610)
  • *:Brave men meet danger with assurance .
  • *(John Locke) (1632-1705)
  • *:Conversation with the world will give them knowledge and assurance .
  • *
  • *:This new-comer was a man who in any company would have seemed striking.His air, of self-confident assurance , seemed that of a man well used to having his own way.
  • Excess of boldness; impudence; audacity; as, his assurance is intolerable.
  • (lb) Betrothal; affiance.
  • Insurance; a contract for the payment of a sum on occasion of a certain event, as loss or death. &hand; Recently, assurance has been used, in England, in relation to life contingencies, and insurance in relation to other contingencies. It is called temporary assurance, in the time within which the contingent event must happen is limited.
  • (lb) Any written or other legal evidence of the conveyance of property; a conveyance; a deed. &hand; In England, the legal evidences of the conveyance of property are called the common assurances of the kingdom. ((William Blackstone) (1723-1780))
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