(1)   Written contract or certificate of insurance
"You should have read the small print on your policy"
(2)   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
(3)   Protection against future loss


  1. A means of indemnity against a future occurrence of an uncertain event.
    The car was totalled, but fortunately I had insurance.
  2. The business of providing insurance.
    After five years in banking, I switched to insurance.
  3. Metaphoric: Any attempt to anticipate an unfavorable event.
    The sky was clear, but I took my umbrella for insurance.
  4. Blackjack: A bet made after the deal, which pays off if the dealer has blackjack.
    I only take insurance if the count is right.
  5. An insurance policy
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Related terms

  • insurer
  • insurance adjuster
  • insurance agent
  • insurance agency
  • insurance claim
  • insurance company
  • insurance fraud
  • insurance plan
  • insurance policy
  • insurance premium

See also