waiting period


a specified delay, required by law, between officially stating an intention and acting on it, as between securing a marriage license and getting married.
Insurance. the required delay between the date of inception of a claim and the date on which the indemnity becomes payable, as in workmen's compensation insurance or unemployment insurance.

Nearby words

  1. waiting,
  2. waiting for godot,
  3. waiting game,
  4. waiting in the wings,
  5. waiting list,
  6. waiting room,
  7. waitingly,
  8. waitlist,
  9. waitperson,
  10. waitress

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