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Noun: insurance  in'shûr-un(t)s [N. Amer], in'shûr-un(t)s or in'shor-un(t)s [Brit]
  1. Promise of reimbursement in the case of loss; paid to people or companies so concerned about hazards that they have made prepayments to an insurance company
  2. Written contract or certificate of insurance
    "you should have read the small print on your insurance";
    - policy, insurance policy
  3. Protection against future loss
    - indemnity

Derived forms: insurances

Type of: contract, protection, security, shelter

Encyclopedia: Insurance, Health