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reinsure

[ree-in-shoo r, -shur] /ˌri ɪnˈʃʊər, -ˈʃɜr/
verb (used with object), reinsured, reinsuring.
1.
to insure again.
2.
Insurance. to insure under a contract by which a first insurer is relieved of part or all of the risk, which devolves upon another insurer.
Origin
1745-1755
1745-55; re- + insure
Related forms
reinsurer, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for re insure

reinsure

/ˌriːɪnˈʃʊə; -ʃɔː/
verb (transitive)
1.
to insure again
2.
(of an insurer) to obtain partial or complete insurance coverage from another insurer for (a risk on which a policy has already been issued)
Derived Forms
reinsurance, noun
reinsurer, noun
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