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reinsure

[ ree-in-shoor, -shur ]
/ 藢ri 瑟n藞蕛蕣蓹r, -藞蕛蓽r /
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verb (used with object), re路in路sured, re路in路sur路ing.
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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Origin of reinsure

First recorded in 1745鈥55; re- + insure

OTHER WORDS FROM reinsure

re路in路sur路er, noun
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How to use reinsure in a sentence

  • It has tried to undercut, has been badly hit by a long series of small fires, and it hasn't been able to reinsure.

    Howards End|E. M. Forster
  • There is a class of optimists ready to reinsure an 鈥渙verdue鈥 ship at a heavy premium.

    The Mirror of the Sea|Joseph Conrad

British Dictionary definitions for reinsure

reinsure
/ (藢ri藧瑟n藞蕛蕣蓹, -蕛蓴藧) /

verb (tr)
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)

Derived forms of reinsure

reinsurance, nounreinsurer, noun
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