double indemnity

noun

: a provision in a life-insurance or accident policy whereby the company agrees to pay twice the face of the contract in case of accidental death

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web By that yardstick, the new-for-2022 full-electric BMW i4, especially in its red-hot M50 trim, is double indemnity. Jim Gorzelany, Forbes, 13 Apr. 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

1924, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of double indemnity was in 1924

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“Double indemnity.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/double%20indemnity. Accessed 5 Dec. 2022.

Legal Definition

double indemnity

noun

: a provision in a life insurance or accident policy whereby the company agrees to pay twice the face of the contract in case of accidental death
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