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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Actuary  \Ac"tu*a*ry\,  n.;  pl  {Actuaries}.  [L.  actuarius 
  copyist,  clerk,  fr  actus,  p.  p.  of  agere  to  do  act.] 
  1.  (Law)  A  registrar  or  clerk;  --  used  originally  in  courts 
  of  civil  law  jurisdiction,  but  in  Europe  used  for  a  clerk 
  or  registrar  generally. 
 
  2.  The  computing  official  of  an  insurance  company;  one  whose 
  profession  it  is  to  calculate  for  insurance  companies  the 
  risks  and  premiums  for  life,  fire,  and  other  insurances. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  actuary 
  n  :  someone  versed  in  the  collection  and  interpretation  of 
  numerical  data  (especially  someone  who  uses  statistics  to 
  calculate  insurance  premiums)  [syn:  {statistician}] 




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