[ puhb-lik-lahy-uh-bil-i-tee ]
/ ˈpʌb lɪkˌlaɪ əˈbɪl ɪ ti /
insurance covering the insured against risks involving liability to the public for damages arising from negligence.
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British Dictionary definitions for public-liability insurance
(in Britain) a form of insurance that pays compensation to a member of the public suffering injury or damage as a result of the policyholder or his employees failing to take reasonable care
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