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fire insurance

  1. insurance covering any loss or damage caused by fire.
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Origin of fire insurance

First recorded in 1790–1800
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Examples from the Web for fire insurance

Historical Examples

  • Old Uncle Nero scratching the fiddle, while the fire-insurance companies tore their hair, was a public benefactor compared to me.

    Plain Mary Smith

    Henry Wallace Phillips

  • The difficulties that arise in case of fire-insurance are due largely to the failure to meet these requirements.

  • In the other building were a number of fire-insurance patrolmen, covering goods to protect them against water damage.

British Dictionary definitions for fire insurance

fire insurance

  1. insurance covering damage or loss caused by fire or lightning
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