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Definition 1: written contract or certificate of insurance - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where insurance or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • you should have read the small print on your policy

Synonyms for insurance in the sense of this definition

(insurance is a kind of ...) a binding agreement between two or more persons that is enforceable by law

(... is a kind of insurance ) an insurance policy covering loss of movable property (e.g. jewelry) regardless of its location

Definition 2: promise of reimbursement in the case of loss; paid to people or companies so concerned about hazards that they have made prepayments to an insurance company - [noun denoting possession]

(insurance is a kind of ...) defense against financial failure; financial independence

"his pension gave him security in his old age" "insurance provided protection against loss of wages due to illness"

(... is a kind of insurance ) insuring yourself by setting aside money to cover possible losses rather than by purchasing an insurance policy

(... is a kind of insurance ) sharing the risk by insurance companies; part or all of the insurer's risk is assumed by other companies in return for part of the premium paid by the insured

"reinsurance enables a client to get coverage that would be too great for any one company to assume"

(... is a kind of insurance ) insurance purchased by physicians and hospitals to cover the cost of being sued for malpractice

"obstetricians have to pay high rates for malpractice insurance"

(... is a kind of insurance ) insurance paid to named beneficiaries when the insured person dies

"in England they call life insurance life assurance"

(... is a kind of insurance ) insurance that provides protection from claims arising from injuries or damage to other people or property

(... is a kind of insurance ) insurance against loss due to ill health

(... is a kind of insurance ) insurance that provides protection against certain risks such as storms or fires

(... is a kind of insurance ) insurance that is purchased by a group (such as the employees of a company) usually at a reduced rate to individual members of the group

(... is a kind of insurance ) insurance against loss due to fire

(... is a kind of insurance ) insurance issued jointly by two or more underwriters

(... is a kind of insurance ) insurance that provides protection for the loss of profits and continuing fixed expenses resulting from a break in commercial activities due to the occurrence of a peril

(... is a kind of insurance ) insurance against loss due to theft or traffic accidents

(... is a kind of insurance ) a British term for some kinds of insurance

(... is a kind of insurance ) low-cost insurance that is valid only for a stated period of time and has no cash surrender value or loan value

"term insurance is most often associated with life insurance policies"

Definition 3: protection against future loss - [noun denoting state]

Synonyms for insurance in the sense of this definition

(insurance is a kind of ...) the condition of being protected

"they were huddled together for protection" "he enjoyed a sense of peace and protection in his new home"

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