in·​sured | \ in-ˈshu̇rd How to pronounce insured (audio) , -ˈshərd \

Definition of insured

: a person whose life or property is insured

Examples of insured in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Since the fires, insureds have been provided emergency rental housing funds that are set to expire in one more year. Susie Cagle, Curbed, "California’s changing fire country," 10 Oct. 2018 Talks are underway for health plans to cover rides for their insureds, Switaj said. Diane Mastrull,, "How Philly start-up RoundTrip helps ease a huge health problem: Getting a ride to the doctor," 28 Mar. 2018 Expect a sharp drop in access for insureds after 2021. Amy Goldstein, Washington Post, "Senate GOP focuses on insurance premiums, but would health plans be affordable?," 28 June 2017 Yet all over the country employees of insurance companies continue to do the same thing every day, in countless cases in which most insureds don’t have the financial ability to contest. WSJ, "You Can’t Insure Illness That’s Already There," 4 Sep. 2017 However, these three proposals would allow market forces to do their job and ensure health insureds are treated fairly. Alaska Dispatch News, "Readers write: Letters to the editor, June 28, 2017," 28 June 2017

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First Known Use of insured

1681, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of insured was in 1681

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“Insured.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Sep. 2020.

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Legal Definition of insured

: a person whose life, physical well-being, or property is the subject of insurance

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