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  1. the individual or firm in whose name an insurance policy is written; an insured.
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Origin of policyholder

An Americanism dating back to 1850–55; policy2 + holder
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Examples from the Web for policyholder

Historical Examples

  • I received a visit from the policyholder who made a request for prompt payment.

    The Spirit of 1906

    George W. Brooks

  • Another method is to apply the bonuses towards making the sum insured payable in the lifetime of the policyholder.

British Dictionary definitions for policyholder


  1. a person or organization in whose name an insurance policy is registered
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