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principal sum

noun, Insurance.

capital sum

noun, Insurance.
the maximum amount collectable for accidental death or for some major disabling injury, as one resulting in the loss of an eye, leg, or arm.
Also called principal sum. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Newcome left a hundred a year in England, of which the principal sum was to be transferred to his boy as soon as he came of age.

    The Newcomes William Makepeace Thackeray
  • For instance, if the annual rent on a farm or lot leased forever were $70, the principal sum to be paid should be $1750.

  • Instances like this should impress upon us the fact that the principal sum of our happiness is inalienable.

    The Golden Censer John McGovern
Contemporary definitions for principal sum

an amount paid as an initial fee or investment's 21st Century Lexicon
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