Actuary



Insurance. a person who computes premium rates, dividends, risks, etc., according to probabilities based on statistical records.
(formerly) a registrar or clerk.
Historical Examples

A depositor lodged money with me, said the actuary; I entered it in the pass-book, but not in the receipt-book.
A History of Banks for Savings in Great Britain and Ireland William Lewins

Assuredly, they who plan picnics are not animated by the spirit of an actuary.
One Of Them Charles James Lever

He was unable to do more, however, than confide his suspicions to the actuary of the Reading bank, and to request his opinion.
A History of Banks for Savings in Great Britain and Ireland William Lewins

The judge beckoned to the actuary and ordered him to read the indictment.
The Son of Monte-Cristo, Volume I (of 2) Alexandre Dumas pre

The actuary of the Rugby bank committed his frauds in the same way.
A History of Banks for Savings in Great Britain and Ireland William Lewins

The sum to be given would be named without difficulty by an actuary.
Ralph the Heir Anthony Trollope

An actuary will tell you that I am likely to outlive Colonel Cowles.
Queed Henry Sydnor Harrison

Where is the actuary who can appraise the value of a man’s opinions?
Obiter Dicta Augustine Birrell

He finally became an actuary at London and was prominent in radical associations.
A Budget of Paradoxes, Volume I (of II) Augustus De Morgan

When it came his time to loosen up he never referred the waiter to an actuary.
The Trimmed Lamp O. Henry

noun (pl) -aries
a person qualified to calculate commercial risks and probabilities involving uncertain future events, esp in such contexts as life assurance
n.

1550s, “registrar, clerk,” from Latin actuarius “copyist, account-keeper,” from actus “public business” (see act (n.)). Modern insurance office meaning first recorded 1849.
actuary [(ak-chooh-er-ee)]

A mathematician who uses statistics to calculate insurance premiums.

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