: of, relating to, or being life insurance with a fixed premium for the life of the policyholder and a cash value that can be redeemed on sale of the policy or can be the basis of low-interest loans

Examples of whole-life in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web There’s essential, fundamental, full, whole-life truths and there’s truly nothing better than being yourself. Yvonne Villarreal, Los Angeles Times, 11 Jan. 2024 On Monday, Letby, 33, was handed a whole-life sentence by Judge Justice Goss, according to a statement from the Crown Prosecution Service. Liam Quinn, Peoplemag, 21 Aug. 2023 As for reductions in depression and anxiety, and improved quality of life and sleep, those areas could be concomitant—in addition to the cessation of substance use—for whole-life benefits. Korin Miller, Health, 11 May 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1832, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of whole-life was in 1832

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“Whole-life.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/whole-life. Accessed 19 Apr. 2024.

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