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suicide clause

[ soo-uh-sahyd klawz ]
/ ˈsu əˌsaɪd ˌklɔz /
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noun

a clause in a life-insurance policy stating that the insurer is required to pay only the reserve or the total premiums paid if the policyholder should die by suicide within a stated period.

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Origin of suicide clause

First recorded in 1900–05
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