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English definition of “death futures”

death futures

noun [plural]
 
 
FINANCE the life insurance policies of people who are likely to die soon, and the activity of buying and selling them in order to make a profit. Some people think this activity is morally unacceptable: The company is one of at least 50 investment groups offering death futures to AIDS patients.
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