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underwriter (n.)

1610s, "subscriber," agent noun from underwrite (v.). Insurance sense is from 1620s.

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Definitions of underwriter from WordNet

underwriter (n.)
a banker who deals chiefly in underwriting new securities;
Synonyms: investment banker
underwriter (n.)
an agent who sells insurance;
Synonyms: insurance broker / insurance agent / general agent
underwriter (n.)
a financial institution that sells insurance;
Synonyms: insurance company / insurance firm / insurer / insurance underwriter
From wordnet.princeton.edu