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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. 2017.
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  • Tell her we'll attend to the collection of the life insurance and will bring Noah's body home to Port Townsend at our own expense.

    Cappy Ricks Peter B. Kyne
  • He's got some kind of annuity from a New York life insurance company.

    By Proxy Gordon Randall Garrett
  • Milford gave him the life insurance money, and he smiled as he tucked it into his pocket.

  • Only her life insurance policy and her dogged persistence had saved the day.

    Susan B. Anthony Alma Lutz
  • But life insurance had its origin in the scientific study of the facts of human mortality.

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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