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viatical

[vahy-at-i-kuh l, vee‐]
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adjective
  1. of or relating to a viaticum.
  2. of or relating to a financial transaction in which a company buys life insurance policies from the terminally ill at less than their face value and may sell the policies to investors: viatical settlements.
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British Dictionary definitions for viatical

viatical

adjective
  1. of or denoting a road or a journey
  2. botany (of a plant) growing by the side of a road

Word Origin

C19: from Latin viāticus belonging to a journey + -al 1
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Word Origin and History for viatical

adj.

1847, from Latin viaticus, from via "way" (see via) + -al (1).

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