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Definition of

life assurance


insurance paying others on insured's death insurance that pays a specified sum to the insured person's beneficiaries after the person's death.

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

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