actuary


actuary
ac·tu·ary /'ak-chə-ˌwer-ē, -shə-/ n pl -ar·ies: a person who calculates insurance and annuity premiums, reserves, and dividends

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

actuary
noun calculator of insurance risks, compiler of tables of mortality, insurance adviser, statistician associated concepts: actuarial bureaus, actuarial solvency, actuarial tables

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


actuary
n.
Someone who uses statistics to calculate insurance rates.
adj.
actuarial

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.


actuary
A member of a profession skilled in evaluating and assessing risks, particularly those of a long term and financial nature. In particular actuaries will assess and advise on the solvency and general health of life assurance policies and pension funds.
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Practical Law Dictionary. Glossary of UK, US and international legal terms. . 2010.


actuary
n. One who computes insurance and property costs, such as the cost of insurance premiums and risks.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.


actuary
A statistician who computes insurance and pension rates and premiums on the basis of the experience of people sharing similar age and health characteristics.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


actuary
A statistician who computes insurance and pension rates and premiums on the basis of the experience of people sharing similar age and health characteristics.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

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