life assurance


Definition of life assurance


  1. :  a type of insurance that pays money to the family of someone who has died

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  the quality that distinguishes a vital and functional being from a dead body

    :  a principle or force that is considered to underlie the distinctive quality of animate beings

    :  an organismic state characterized by capacity for metabolism (see metabolism 1), growth, reaction to stimuli, and reproduction

  1. :  of or relating to animate being

    :  lifelong

    :  using a living model

  1. :  the state of being assured: such as

    :  a being certain in the mind

    :  confidence of mind or manner :  easy freedom from self-doubt or uncertainty

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