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REASSURANCE. When an insurer is desirous of lessening his liability, he may procure some other insurer to insure him from loss, for the insurance he has made this is called reassurance.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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Hatton reassures fans after drunken fall he was fine, and in good spirits.
ReAssure employs about 2,500 across five sites in the UK and is one of the largest employers in Telford.
ReAssure is to purchase Quilter's (QLT.L) life insurance and pensions division and the deal is to be closed for GBP425m.
Quilter said it sold its "heritage" Quilter Life Assurance to ReAssure Group PLC for GBP425 million in cash.
Swiss Re's finance chief John Dacey said in a statement yesterday: "While we firmly believe that the long-term interests of Reassure are best served by a more diversified shareholder base, there has been no pressing need for Swiss Re to divest shares at a price that we consider to be unrepresentative of Reassure's value and future prospects."
Floating the business in London will put ReAssure under a more favourable regulatory regime and give it easier access to capital to fund its expansion, Swiss Re said.
The initial public offering would see Swiss Re selling at least 25 per cent of shares in ReAssure to take its holding below 50 per cent.
As part of the preparation towards a potential initial public offering (IPO) of ReAssure, Swiss Re announced it has appointed Mark Hodges, currently chief executive officer of Centrica Consumer division, as new CEO of ReAssure beginning in March 2019.
Superintendent Elisabeth Chapple, Metropolitan Police spokeswoman on the carnival, said: "We want people to come to the carnival to enjoy themselves and therefore we want to reassure people there is a significant policing plan in place working in support of the organisers to help them do that.
The Grenfell disaster prompted a nationwide review of high rise buildings and Flintshire moved quickly to reassure residents there were no concerns, especially in their three largest buildings - Richard, Bolingbroke and Castle Heights in Flint.