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double indemnity

noun

  1. a clause in a life-insurance or accident-insurance policy providing for payment of twice the face value of the policy in the event of accidental death.


double indemnity

noun

  1. (in life assurance policies) a clause providing for the payment of double the policy's face value in the event of the policyholder's accidental death


double indemnity

  1. A feature of life insurance policies stating that the insurer will pay twice the face value of the policy if the insured dies accidentally.


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Word History and Origins

Origin of double indemnity1

An Americanism dating back to 1920–25

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Example Sentences

There, in his empty office, he tells his story to a Dictaphone (channeling Double Indemnity) of how he became “Devin Morehouse.”

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