death benefit


the amount of money to be paid under the terms of an insurance policy to the designated beneficiary upon the death of the insured.

Nearby words

  1. death,
  2. death adder,
  3. death and taxes, certain as,
  4. death angel,
  5. death bell,
  6. death blow,
  7. death camass,
  8. death camp,
  9. death cap,
  10. death care

Origin of death benefit

First recorded in 1920–25 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019