twisting

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noun twist·ing \ˈtwis-tiŋ\

Definition of twisting

  1. :  the use of misrepresentation or trickery to get someone to lapse a life insurance policy and buy another usually in another company

Examples of twisting in a Sentence

  1. it took some twisting, but I finally got the top off the jar

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First Known Use of twisting

circa 1905


Law Dictionary

twisting

noun twist·ing

Legal Definition of twisting

  1. :  the making of a misrepresentation by an insurance agent to cause a policyholder to surrender or lapse an insurance policy especially for the purpose of replacing it with another policy



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