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life insurancenoun [U]

 us   /ˈlɑɪf ɪnˌʃʊər·əns/
a ​system in which you make ​regularpayments to an insurance ​company in ​exchange for a ​fixedamount of ​money that will be ​paid after you ​die to someone you ​chose
(Definition of life insurance from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)







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life insurancenoun [U]

uk   /ˈlaɪf ɪnˌʃɔː.rəns/  us   /ˈlaɪf ɪnˌʃɔːr.əns/ (UK also life assurance)
(Definition of life insurance from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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life insurancenoun [U]

uk   us   (UK also life assurance) INSURANCE
a ​system in which you make ​regularpayments to an ​insurancecompany in ​exchange for a ​fixedamount of ​money which will be ​paid to someone you have named, usually a ​member of your family, when you die: For £23 a month a man aged 30 can ​buy a £100,000 lifeinsurancepolicy. a lifeinsurancecompany
(Definition of life insurance from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “life insurance”
in Chinese (Simplified) 人寿保险…
in Turkish yaşam sigortası…
in Russian страхование жизни…
in Chinese (Traditional) 人壽保險…
in Polish ubezpieczenie na życie…
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