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English definition of “viatical”


adjective     /vaɪˈætɪkəl/ INSURANCE
relating to the sale of life insurance policies sold by a dying person to someone else at a price lower than the value of the policy : The viatical investor paid $80,000 for the $100,000 life insurance policy .
(Definition of viatical adjective from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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