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death benefit

noun

Simple Definition of death benefit

  • : money that an insurance company pays to the family of someone who has died because that person had life insurance

Full Definition of death benefit

  1. :  money payable to the beneficiary of a deceased

1921

First Known Use of death benefit

1921


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