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viatical

[vahy-at-i-kuh l, vee‐] /vaɪˈæt ɪ kəl, vi‐/
adjective
1.
of or relating to a viaticum.
2.
of or relating to a financial transaction in which a company buys life insurance policies from the terminally ill at less than their face value and may sell the policies to investors:
viatical settlements.
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British Dictionary definitions for viatical

viatical

/vaɪˈætɪkəl/
adjective
1.
of or denoting a road or a journey
2.
(botany) (of a plant) growing by the side of a road
Word Origin
C19: from Latin viāticus belonging to a journey + -al1
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Word Origin and History for viatical
adj.

1847, from Latin viaticus, from via "way" (see via) + -al (1).

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