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Definition & Citations:

1. General. Document that is signed at the end to signify agreement , correctness or truth of contents. 2. Banking. Evaluating risk for lending by analysing loan contract details. 3. Insurance. Evaluation of a risk that assumes the liability for events in the future and match them an appropriate premium. 4. Securities trading. Assuming risk of purchasing a part or whole issue for bonds or shares.


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