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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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of death benefit

  1. :  money payable to the beneficiary of a deceased

1921

First Known Use of death benefit

1921


Law Dictionary

death benefit

noun

Legal Definition of death benefit

  1. :  money payable to the beneficiary of a deceased as a benefit (as under a policy of life or accident insurance or a pension plan)



Additional Notes on death benefit

The right to death benefits is generally terminated in cases of fraud, as when an insured commits suicide after purchasing a policy or when the beneficiary murders the insured.


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