Definition of whole-life in English:

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whole-life

Pronunciation: /ˈhōlˌlīf/

adjective

Relating to or denoting a life insurance policy that pays a specified amount only on the death of the person insured.
Example sentences
  • He recently received a letter from his insurer telling him his whole-life policy was about to lapse.
  • Some of its new products are risky, such as a whole-life insurance policy that invests 15% of its premiums in the volatile local stock markets.
  • Those who bought whole-life insurance policies a decade or so ago were probably told that they would have to pay premiums for about 10 years.

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Syllabification: whole-life

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