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verb (used with object), re·in·sured, re·in·sur·ing.Related formsre·in·sur·er, noun
- to insure again.
- Insurance. to insure under a contract by which a first insurer is relieved of part or all of the risk, which devolves upon another insurer.
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Examples from the Web for reinsure
It has tried to undercut, has been badly hit by a long series of small fires, and it hasn't been able to reinsure.
There is a class of optimists ready to reinsure an “overdue” ship at a heavy premium.
British Dictionary definitions for reinsure
Derived Formsreinsurance, nounreinsurer, noun
- to insure again
- (of an insurer) to obtain partial or complete insurance coverage from another insurer for (a risk on which a policy has already been issued)
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