self-insure

verb
\ ˌself-in-ˈshu̇r How to pronounce self-insure (audio) , -in-ˈshər- \
self-insured; self-insuring; self-insures

Definition of self-insure

intransitive verb

: to insure oneself especially : to practice self-insurance

Other Words from self-insure

self-insurer \ ˌself-​in-​shu̇r-​ər How to pronounce self-insurer (audio) , -​in-​ˈshər-​ \ noun

First Known Use of self-insure

1932, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of self-insure was in 1932

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“Self-insure.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/self-insure. Accessed 20 Sep. 2020.

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self-insure

transitive verb
self-in·​sure | \ ˌself-in-ˈshu̇r \

Legal Definition of self-insure

: to insure by self-insurance (as in workers' compensation) an employer wishing to self-insure its liabilityPennsylvania Statutes

intransitive verb

: to use self-insurance a governmental agency that self-insures

Other Words from self-insure

self-insurer noun

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