particular average

noun Marine Insurance.
  1. a loss at sea, as through accident or negligence, that is borne solely by the owner of the lost property. Abbreviation: P.A.

Origin of particular average

First recorded in 1765–75
Also called particular average loss.
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British Dictionary definitions for particular average

particular average

noun
  1. 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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