double indemnity
double indemnity n: a provision in a life insurance or accident policy whereby the company agrees to pay twice the face of the contract in case of accidental death

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

double indemnity
n. A clause in an insurance policy providing that the policy's benefit will be doubled if a loss occurs as the result of a particular instrumentality or under particular circumstances, typically in the event of an accidental injury or death.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.


double indemnity
A term of an insurance policy by which the insurance company promises to pay the insured or the beneficiary twice the amount of coverage if loss occurs due to a particular cause or set of circumstances.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


double indemnity
A term of an insurance policy by which the insurance company promises to pay the insured or the beneficiary twice the amount of coverage if loss occurs due to a particular cause or set of circumstances.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

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