(in Britain) state insurance based on weekly contributions from employees and employers and providing payments to the unemployed, the sick, the retired, etc, as well as medical services: See also social security
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How to use national insurance in a sentence
He has come to believe in such things as old age pensions and national insurance.The Unsolved Riddle of Social Justice | Stephen Leacock
At this same period, the spring of 1911, the national insurance Bill was introduced.The History of the Fabian Society | Edward R. Pease
I suppose national insurance and Land go back to the stable.
In 1911 the situation was suddenly reversed by the passing of the national insurance Act.Recent Developments in European Thought | Various
In the centre of that plan stands the policy of national insurance.Liberalism and the Social Problem | Winston Spencer Churchill