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life insurance

insurance providing for payment of a sum of money to a named beneficiary upon the death of the policyholder or to the policyholder if still living after reaching a specified age.
Origin of life insurance
1800-10 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Now, genuine destitution needs not life-insurance examination, but common sense and ordinary Christianity on the jump.

    H. R. Edwin Lefevre
  • When I first touched on the life-insurance companies they laughed.

    Frenzied Finance Thomas W. Lawson
  • He had not only allowed that Nellie was very sick, but he had talked about “life-insurance,” and asking God for protection.

    Miss Ashton's New Pupil Mrs. S. S. Robbins
  • "To talk of life-insurance puts me too much in mind of death," she murmured.

    Mrs. Halliburton's Troubles Mrs. Henry Wood
  • That the life-insurance actuaries do not recognize this truth is a shame to their perception.

    Journeys to Bagdad Charles S. Brooks
  • They will produce a list that would delight the heart of a provident director of a life-insurance company.

  • And so he presented himself to the office manager of a life-insurance company that had advertised such a vacancy.

    The Efficiency Expert Edgar Rice Burroughs
  • He was buried over there and the life-insurance companies were rather fussy about the legal proof, Torry says.

    Lady Larkspur Meredith Nicholson
British Dictionary definitions for life-insurance

life insurance

another name for life assurance
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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