self-insurance

noun
self-in·​sur·​ance | \ ˌself-in-ˈshu̇r-ən(t)s How to pronounce self-insurance (audio) , -ˈshər-, -ˈin-ˌshu̇r-, -ˈin-ˌshər- \

Definition of self-insurance

: insurance of oneself or of one's own interests by the setting aside of money at regular intervals to provide a fund to cover possible losses

First Known Use of self-insurance

1829, in the meaning defined above

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“Self-insurance.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/self-insurance. Accessed 19 Jan. 2022.

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self-insurance

noun
self-in·​sur·​ance | \ ˌself-in-ˈshu̇r-əns, -ˈin-ˌshu̇r- \

Legal Definition of self-insurance

: insurance of oneself, one's interests, or one's components (as of a governmental unit) through the use of a fund that one maintains to cover losses

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