Definition of Tontines

1. Noun. (plural of tontine) ¹



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Definition of Tontines

1. tontine [n] - See also: tontine

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Tontines

tonsilotomes
tonsilotomies
tonsilotomy
tonsils
tonsor
tonsorial
tonsors
tonsure
tonsured
tonsures
tonsuring
tontine
tontine insurance
tontiner
tontiners
tontines (current term)
tontons
tonus
tonuses
tony
too
too-careful
too-generous
too-greedy
too bad
too bad, so sad
too big for one's boots
too big for one's breeches
too big for one's britches
too big to fail

Literary usage of Tontines

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1. Life Insurance by Lester William Zartman (1914)
"But the enormous lapse rate and the harshness of the penalty of lapsing soon caused the tontine policies to become unpopular and "semi-tontines" were ..."

2. The Literary Life and Miscellanies of John Galt by John Galt (1834)
"tontines. tontines are, in finance, what the tides of the ocean are in mechanics—a vast power which, though known, ..."

3. Merchants' Magazine and Commercial Review by William B. Dana (1847)
"ANNUITIES; LIFE INSURANCE, tontines, etc. IT is no doubt unknown to many what astonishing and highly beneficial results can be produced, by a judicious and ..."

4. Speeches of the Late Right Honourable Richard Brinsley Sheridan: (Several by Richard Brinsley Sheridan (1816)
"tontines. Mr. Pitt moved—" That the act of the 29 Geo. 3d. cap. 41. (relative to tontines) be read. He next moved " That the house resolve itself into a ..."

5. Hunt's Merchants' Magazine by Freeman Hunt (1847)
"Art. TL— ANNUITIES, LIFE INSURANCE, tontines, etc. IT is no doubt unknown to many what astonishing and highly beneficial results can be produced, ..."

6. The Autobiography of John Galt by John Galt (1833)
"tontines.—Plan of emancipation for the slaves—Scheme of colonial currency.—Legislative reform. SINCE I became acquainted with the tontine principle of ..."

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