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 for Underwrote
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Underwrite \Un`der*write"\, v. t. [imp. Underwrote, Obs.
     Underwrit; p. p. Underwritten, Obs. Underwrit; p. pr. &
     vb. n. Underwriting.]
     1. To write under something else; to subscribe.
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              What addition and change I have made I have here
              underwritten.                         --Bp.
                                                    Sanderson.
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     2. To subscribe one's name to for insurance, especially for
        marine insurance; to write one's name under, or set one's
        name to, as a policy of insurance, for the purpose of
        becoming answerable for loss or damage, on consideration
        of receiving a certain premium per cent; as, individuals,
        as well as companies, may underwrite policies of
        insurance. --B. Jonson.
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              The broker who procures the insurance ought not, by
              underwriting the policy, to deprive the parties of
              his unbiased testimony.               --Marshall.
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