insured

[ in-shoord, -shurd ]
/ ɪnˈʃʊərd, -ˈʃɜrd /

noun

the person, group, or organization whose life or property is covered by an insurance policy.

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Origin of insured

First recorded in 1675–85; insure + -ed2

OTHER WORDS FROM insured

un·in·sured, adjectivewell-in·sured, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for insured

insured
/ (ɪnˈʃʊəd, -ˈʃɔːd) /

adjective

covered by insurancean insured risk

noun

the person, persons, or organization covered by an insurance policy
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