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insurance compensating expected future event, especially death a type of insurance that pays compensation for an event that is certain to happen at some time, especially compensation for the death of the insured person.

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Definitions of ’assurance’ and meaning of ’assurance’ are from the book publication, QFINANCE – The Ultimate Resource, © 2009 Bloomsbury Information Ltd. Find definitions for ’assurance’ and other financial terms with our online QFINANCE Financial Dictionary.

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