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fire insurance

insurance covering any loss or damage caused by fire.
Origin of fire insurance
1790-1800 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • The difficulties that arise in case of fire-insurance are due largely to the failure to meet these requirements.

    The Principles of Economics Frank A. Fetter
  • In the other building were a number of fire-insurance patrolmen, covering goods to protect them against water damage.

  • Old Uncle Nero scratching the fiddle, while the fire-insurance companies tore their hair, was a public benefactor compared to me.

    Plain Mary Smith Henry Wallace Phillips
British Dictionary definitions for fire-insurance

fire insurance

insurance covering damage or loss caused by fire or lightning
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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