[self-in-shoo r-uh ns, self-]
insurance of one's property or interests against possible loss by the establishing of a special fund for the purpose instead of seeking coverage with an underwriter.
Origin of self-insurance
First recorded in 1895–1900
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the practice of insuring oneself or one's property by accumulating a reserve out of one's income or funds rather than by purchase of an insurance policy
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