in·​sur·​able | \in-ˈshu̇r-ə-bəl, -ˈshər-\

Definition of insurable 

: that may be insured

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insurability \in-​ˌshu̇r-​ə-​ˈbi-​lə-​tē, -​ˌshər-​ \ noun

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But whether the fines are insurable in each country is unclear, a decision that is up to local regulators. Mengqi Sun, WSJ, "Why Europe’s Cyber Insurance Windfall Hasn’t Happened," 20 June 2018 In order to take out a policy on another person, an insurance company must first agree that there is insurable interest between the two parties. WSJ, "A Life-Insurance Strategy for Older Clients," 5 Oct. 2017 For instance, actors must remain insurable to get work. Steven Petrow, USA TODAY, "7 questions to ask yourself before posting online about serious illness," 29 Sep. 2017 It is not meant to cover private insurable losses — that is down to homeowners in member states. Mike Corder, The Seattle Times, "Covering water damage – flood insurance around the world," 1 Sep. 2017 It is not meant to cover private insurable losses — that is down to homeowners in member states. Washington Post, "Covering water damage - flood insurance around the world," 1 Sep. 2017 Harvey, which made landfall in Texas last week and moved to Louisiana on Wednesday, is estimated to have caused up to $20 billion in insurable damage. Leslie Scism, WSJ, "Insurers Are Set to Use Drones to Assess Harvey’s Property Damage," 30 Aug. 2017 If the leak was caused by an insurable event such as a fire, burst pipe or hurricane, your association will be responsible for fixing the common areas up to the border of your drywall. Gary Singer,, "Who pays for damage caused by leak in condo building?," 4 Aug. 2017

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First Known Use of insurable

1810, in the meaning defined above

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in·​sur·​able | \in-ˈshu̇r-ə-bəl \

Legal Definition of insurable 

: capable of or appropriate for being insured against loss, damage, or death : affording a sufficient ground for insurance

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insurability \in-​ˌshu̇r-​ə-​ˈbi-​lə-​tē \ noun

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