insurable

adjective

in·​sur·​able in-ˈshu̇r-ə-bəl How to pronounce insurable (audio)
-ˈshər-
: that may be insured
insurability noun

Examples of insurable in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web So driving to your aunt's for a holiday weekend is most likely not insurable. Christopher Elliott, USA TODAY, 27 Nov. 2022 However, in cases like business partnerships, life partnerships and non-legally binding relationships, proof of insurable interest may be required. Cynthia Paez Bowman, Fortune, 28 Sep. 2022 Whether or not the Outdoor Retailer show cancellation is deemed an insurable event is really a question for Emerald Expositions. Kristin Hostetter, Outside Online, 9 Apr. 2020 They are trusted institutions consumers interact with regularly that also have insight into significant insurable events based on transactional data. Dave Brune, Forbes, 8 June 2022 The goals of the program include reducing flood damage to insurable property and fostering comprehensive floodplain management. Megan Stringer, San Antonio Express-News, 5 July 2022 The purchase of life insurance within a captive 831(b) plan is questionable for two reasons: 1) lack of insurable interest and 2) estate tax avoidance. Van Carlson, Forbes, 14 Apr. 2022 Without verified records, the jetliners won’t be insurable, preventing their use later outside the country, and their value will plummet. Anurag Kotoky, Bloomberg.com, 11 Mar. 2022 Only the vaguest understanding of the proper method of fixing that per diem rate, or the total insurable value of the interest insured, is usually found among either underwriters or policyholders. Chip Merlin, Forbes, 30 Aug. 2021 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1810, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of insurable was in 1810

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Cite this Entry

“Insurable.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/insurable. Accessed 1 Mar. 2024.

Kids Definition

insurable

adjective
in·​sur·​able in-ˈshu̇r-ə-bəl How to pronounce insurable (audio)
: capable of being insured
insurability noun

Legal Definition

insurable

adjective
in·​sur·​able in-ˈshu̇r-ə-bəl How to pronounce insurable (audio)
: capable of or appropriate for being insured against loss, damage, or death : affording a sufficient ground for insurance
insurability noun

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