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Definitions of insurance

  1. promise of reimbursement in the case of loss; paid to people or companies so concerned about hazards that they have made prepayments to an insurance company
  2. protection against future loss
  3. written contract or certificate of insurance; " you should have read the small print on your policy"
  4. The act of insuring, or assuring, against loss or damage by a contingent event; a contract whereby, for a stipulated consideration, called premium, one party undertakes to indemnify or guarantee another against loss by certain specified risks. Cf. Assurance, n., 6.
  5. The premium paid for insuring property or life.
  6. The sum for which life or property is insured.
  7. A guaranty, security, or pledge; assurance.
  8. Coverage by contract whereby one part indemnifies or guarantees another against loss by a specified contingency.
  9. The act or system of securing against loss or damage; a contract whereby in consideration of a certain payment called premium, one party agrees to guarantee or indemnify another against certain risks such as fire, death, accident, etc., by the payment of money; the sum paid in settlement of such a contract.
  10. The agreement by one party to pay a definite sum to another party in the event of illness, accident, death, or pecuniary loss of one kind or another.
  11. The act of insuring, or a contract by which one party undertakes for a payment or premium to guarantee another against risk or loss: the premium so paid.
  12. Contract by which one party secures another against loss.
  13. An act or system of guaranteeing a stipulated payment in case of loss, accident, or death; any guaranty.
  14. The act of insuring against loss or damage; a contract by which one engages, for a stipulated premium, to make up a loss which another may sustain; the premium paid. Insurance company, a company whose business is to insure against loss or damage. Insurance broker, an intermediate agent between the marine insurance officers and the insurers, who effect policies upon ships, cargo, & c.
  15. A contract entered into to secure against loss arising from fire, & c., in consideration of a certain annual payment; the premium or money paid for insuring.
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Usage examples for insurance

  1. Once she asked for news about the life insurance policy. – The Best Policy by Elliott Flower
  2. As soon as I read it I said to myself: " Now it is certain I can never get rich working at the insurance business." – Twenty Years of Hus'ling by J. P. Johnston
  3. He is a life- insurance agent. – Walter Sherwood's Probation by Horatio Alger
  4. Cleary stood for a long time watching them and talking with the insurance man. – Captain Jinks, Hero by Ernest Crosby
  5. Still Mr. Caverly was what the world of New York, in 1832, called poor; that is to say, he had no known bank- stock, did not own a lot on the island, was director of neither bank nor insurance company, and lived in a modest two- story house, in White street. – Autobiography of a Pocket-Hankerchief by James Fenimore Cooper
  6. A successful life insurance agent will make a good deal more than ten dollars a week. – Walter Sherwood's Probation by Horatio Alger
  7. The Elder, for his part, considered such an end no more than the due of one who had played him so inexcusable a trick over the insurance. – Merry-Garden and Other Stories by Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
  8. It was addressed to him at the office of the Shadrach Fire Insurance Company, and it reached him there. – Miss Mackenzie by Anthony Trollope
  9. I only wish that the public at large were equally alive to the great value of insurance against accident. – The Iron Horse by R.M. Ballantyne
  10. The merchant's appreciation was largely a worldly one, a business sense of insurance- safety for his jewels and nothing to pay for security- men so devout would have the gods in their mind and not robbery. – Caste by W. A. Fraser
  11. 14, 874. Is the insurance you have mentioned the only one you pay? – Second Shetland Truck System Report by William Guthrie
  12. I told you, Jane, those insurance doctors make the worst of things. – Mrs. Halliburton's Troubles by Mrs. Henry Wood
  13. Is insurance made on Houdon's life? – Memoir, Correspondence, And Miscellanies, From The Papers Of Thomas Jefferson by Thomas Jefferson
  14. Several matters of inheritance, insurance, and such things were discussed, and Mrs. Schuyler was more composed and calm. – Vicky Van by Carolyn Wells
  15. The care which is taken of it, the amount of insurance which an insurance company will write on it, etc. – The Value of Money by Benjamin M. Anderson, Jr.
  16. You see, I did get their money, though not all that the notes called for- and they'll have some trouble about the insurance. – Johnstone of the Border by Harold Bindloss
  17. Mr. Wright always regretted this, for he felt that his work was not yet complete; and it is a fact that American life insurance, with its good and bad features, still remains almost exactly as he left it. – Cambridge Sketches by Frank Preston Stearns
  18. He gave Mr. Sheldon a letter of introduction to the secretary of his pet insurance company, the value of which to that gentleman was considerable. – Charlotte's Inheritance by M. E. Braddon
  19. So he borrowed the money on an insurance of Mr. Harry's life. – Philistia by Grant Allen
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