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Etymology

From old form ensurance, see also assurance.

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insurance

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insurance (-)
  1. A means of indemnity against occurrence of a uncertain event.
    The car was totalled, but fortunately I had insurance.
  2. The business of providing insurance.
    After five years in banking, I switched to insurance.
  3. Metaphoric: Any attempt to anticipate an unfavorable event.
    The sky was clear, but I took my umbrella for insurance.
  4. Blackjack: A bet made after the deal, which pays off if the dealer has blackjack.
    I only take insurance if the count is right.

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