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English definition of “reinsurance”

reinsurance

noun [U] ( also re-insurance)
 
 
/ˌriːɪnˈʃɔːrəns/ INSURANCE
insurance bought by an insurance company to protect itself against large demands from its customers: The cost of reinsurance has risen dramatically.buy/purchase/sell reinsurance It plans to buy about $335 million of reinsurance to protect against environmental and other liabilities. a reinsurance business/broker/company the reinsurance industry/market
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