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death futuresnoun [plural]

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FINANCE the ​lifeinsurancepolicies of ​people who are likely to die soon, and the ​activity of ​buying and ​selling them in ​order to make a ​profit. Some ​peoplethink this ​activity is morally unacceptable: The ​company is one of at least 50 ​investmentgroupsoffering death ​futures to AIDS patients.
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