Definition of life insurance in English:

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life insurance

Pronunciation: /ˈlīf inˌSHo͝orəns/


Insurance that pays out a sum of money either on the death of the insured person or after a set period.
Example sentences
  • Grown-ups with small dependents, mortgages and life insurance policies should definitely have a will.
  • Shopping around also applies to people who already have life insurance policies.
  • I now have full life insurance and critical illness insurance, based on a sum of £110,000.

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Syllabification: life in·sur·ance

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