curtate

adjective
cur·​tate | \ ˈkərˌtāt \

Definition of curtate

: comparatively short or shortened curtate expectation of life specifically, of an annuity : payable to the end of each complete year survived but not for part of a year

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History and Etymology for curtate

Latin curtatus, past participle of curtare to shorten, from curtus shortened

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“Curtate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/curtate. Accessed 5 Jul. 2022.

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