accidental death benefit


a life insurance benefit, usually in the form of a rider or policy addition, under which the proceeds are payable to the beneficiary only if the insured dies by accident.

Nearby words

  1. accident prone,
  2. accident proneness,
  3. accident tout,
  4. accident-prone,
  5. accidental,
  6. accidental hypothermia,
  7. accidentalism,
  8. accidentally,
  9. accidentally on purpose,
  10. accidently

Origin of accidental death benefit

First recorded in 1970–75 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019