in·​sured in-ˈshu̇rd How to pronounce insured (audio)
: 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, 10 Oct. 2018 Talks are underway for health plans to cover rides for their insureds, Switaj said. Diane Mastrull,, 28 Mar. 2018 Expect a sharp drop in access for insureds after 2021. Amy Goldstein, Washington Post, 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, 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, 28 June 2017

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Word History

First Known Use

1681, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of insured was in 1681

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“Insured.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Jul. 2024.

Legal Definition


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