Definitions from Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition and Ballentine's Law Dictionary as are available for each term in each dictionary.
  • Ballentine's Law Dictionary

    One who agrees by a contract of insurance to indemnify. See Insurance.

  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    The underwriter or insurance company with whom a contract of insurance is made. The person who undertakes to indemnify another by a contract of insurance is called the "insurer," and the person indemnified is called the "insured." Civil Code Cal. ยง 2538.