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Definition of Insurance


  1. 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.
  2. The premium paid for insuring property or life.
  3. The sum for which life or property is insured.
  4. A guaranty, security, or pledge; assurance.

Insurance Quotations

I was born on the other side of the tracks, in public housing in Brooklyn, New York. My dad never made more than $20,000 a year, and I grew up in a family that lost health insurance. So I was scarred at a young age with understanding what it was like to watch my parents lose access to the American dream.
Howard Schultz

I was just so lucky with 'Real Women Have Curves.' At that point, I would have done an insurance commercial. I would have done anything.
America Ferrera

I have nightmares that I'm going to wake up, and everyone's driving a Prius and living in a condo, and we're all getting health insurance.
Kid Rock

I started life washing cars in Canada before moving on to selling life insurance and vacuum cleaners. Later, I went through a programme by Dr. Norman Vincent Peale, which literally changed my life. It was the turning point.
Shiv Khera

For almost seventy years the life insurance industry has been a smug sacred cow feeding the public a steady line of sacred bull.
Ralph Nader
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Insurance Translations

insurance in Afrikaans is versekering
insurance in Danish is forsikring
insurance in Dutch is verzekering, assurantie
insurance in German is Versicherung
insurance in Italian is assicurazione
insurance in Norwegian is forsikring
insurance in Portuguese is seguro
insurance in Spanish is aseguramiento, seguro
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