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life insurance

insurance providing for payment of a sum of money to a named beneficiary upon the death of the policyholder or to the policyholder if still living after reaching a specified age.
Origin of life insurance
First recorded in 1800-10 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • Only her life insurance policy and her dogged persistence had saved the day.

    Susan B. Anthony Alma Lutz
  • If a life insurance agent were to turn up now, I should take him on!

    On the Heels of De Wet

    The Intelligence Officer
  • Buy the life insurance as life insurance and put your savings into a savings account.

  • He's got some kind of annuity from a New York life insurance company.

    By Proxy Gordon Randall Garrett
  • Well, you nor me don't have to pay their life insurance, as I know on.

    The Red Acorn John McElroy
British Dictionary definitions for life insurance

life insurance

another name for life assurance
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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