noun Marine Insurance.
a loss at sea, as through accident or negligence, that is borne solely by the owner of the lost property. Abbreviation: P.A.
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Also called particular average loss .
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Origin of particular average
First recorded in 1765–75
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British Dictionary definitions for particular average
insurance partial damage to or loss of a ship or its cargo affecting only the shipowner or one cargo ownerAbbreviation: PA Compare general average
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