Definition of Insurance

1. Noun. 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. Noun. Written contract or certificate of insurance. "You should have read the small print on your policy"
Exact synonyms: Insurance Policy, Policy
Generic synonyms: Contract
Specialized synonyms: Floater, Floating Policy

3. Noun. Protection against future loss.
Exact synonyms: Indemnity
Generic synonyms: Protection, Shelter
Derivative terms: Indemnify, Insure

Definition of Insurance

1. n. The act of insuring, or assuring, against loss or damage by a contingent event; a contract whereby, for a stipulated consideration, called premium, one party undertakes to indemnify or guarantee another against loss by certain specified risks. Cf. Assurance, n., 6.

Definition of Insurance

1. Noun. A means of indemnity against a future occurrence of an uncertain event. ¹

2. Noun. The business of providing insurance. ¹

3. Noun. ''Metaphoric:'' Any attempt to anticipate an unfavorable event. ¹

4. Noun. ''Blackjack:'' A bet made after the deal, which pays off if the dealer has blackjack. ¹

5. Noun. An insurance policy ¹

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Definition of Insurance

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Medical Definition of Insurance

1. Coverage by contract whereby one part indemnifies or guarantees another against loss by a specified contingency. (12 Dec 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Insurance

insurable interest
insurance (current term)
insurance agent
insurance benefits
insurance broker
insurance carriers
insurance claim
insurance claim reporting
insurance claim review
insurance companies
insurance company
insurance coverage
insurance firm
insurance fraud
insurance goal
insurance goals

Literary usage of Insurance

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Readers' Guide to Periodical Literature by H.W. Wilson Company (1916)
"R of Rs 53:365-6 Mr 46 Health insurance: the spread of the movement. ... Survey 36:407-9 Jl 15 '16 State house clinic on health insurance. ..."

2. Readers' Guide to Periodical Literature by Anna Lorraine Guthrie, Marion A. Knight, H.W. Wilson Company, Estella E. Painter (1920)
"See Benefit societies insurance, Health Attitude of British and German trade unionists toward ... Am Labor Leg R 6:341-4 D '16 Brief for health insurance. ..."

3. Index of Economic Material in Documents of the States of the United States by Adelaide Rosalia Hasse (1910)
"Gen. rept. on business of Ky. and Louisville Mutual insurance Co. up to Nov. ... 70-7L) Louisville German Mutual Fire insurance Company 1871. ..."

4. An Almanack for the Year of Our Lord by Joseph Whitaker (1869)
"NATIONAL insurance AND ASSISTANCE For Combined Contributions, sec p. 1031. The State insurance and assistance schemes In force since July 5, 1948. comprise ..."

5. The Social Welfare Forum: Official Proceedings ... Annual Forum by National Conference on Social Welfare, American Social Science Association, Conference of Charities (U.S., Conference of Charities (U.S.), National Conference of Social Work (U.S. (1920)
"HEALTH insurance John A. Lapp, Managing Editor of Modern Medicine and Specialist for the National Catholic War Council, Formerly Director Ohio Health and ..."

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