English dictionary of Insurance

English dictionary of Insurance

 English dictionary of Insurance

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A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

A
agreement ; understanding
the statement (oral or written) of an exchange of promises; "they had an agreement that they would not interfere in each other's business"; "there was an understanding between management and the workers"

annuity ; rente
income from capital investment paid in a series of regular payments; "his retirement fund was set up to be paid as an annuity"

appraisal ; assessment
the classification of someone or something with respect to its worth


B
balance sheet
a record of the financial situation of an institution on a particular date by listing its assets and the claims against those assets

burden ; load ; encumbrance
an onerous or difficult concern; "the burden of responsibility"; "that's a load off my mind"

business
a rightful concern or responsibility; "it's none of your business"; "mind your own business"


C
calamity ; catastrophe ; disaster ; tragedy ; cataclysm
an event resulting in great loss and misfortune; "the whole city was affected by the irremediable calamity"; "the earthquake was a disaster"

cash ; hard cash
money in the form of bills or coins; "there is a desperate shortage of hard cash"

catastrophe ; disaster
a state of extreme (usually irremediable) ruin and misfortune; "lack of funds has resulted in a catastrophe for our school system"; "his policies were a disaster"

chance
a risk involving danger; "you take a chance when you let her drive"

character
an imaginary person represented in a work of fiction (play or film or story); "she is the main character in the novel"

charge
the price charged for some article or service; "the admission charge"

committee ; commission
a special group delegated to consider some matter; "a committee is a group that keeps minutes and loses hours" - Milton Berle

company
an institution created to conduct business; "he only invests in large well-established companies"; "he started the company in his garage"

contract
a binding agreement between two or more persons that is enforceable by law

covenant
a signed written agreement between two or more parties (nations) to perform some action


D
date ; day of the month
the specified day of the month; "what is the date today?"

defrayal
the act of paying money

due
a payment that is due (e.g., as the price of membership); "the society dropped him for non-payment of dues"

duty
work that you are obliged to perform for moral or legal reasons; "the duties of the job"

duty ; obligation
the social force that binds you to the courses of action demanded by that force; "we must instill a sense of duty in our children"; "every right implies a responsibility; every opportunity, an obligation; every possession, a duty"- John D.Rockefeller Jr


E
emolument
compensation received by virtue of holding an office or having employment (usually in the form of wages or fees); "a clause in the U.S. constitution prevents sitting legislators from receiving emoluments from their own votes"


F
fee
a fixed charge for a privilege or for professional services

firm ; house
the members of a business organization that owns or operates one or more establishments; "he worked for a brokerage house"

frequency
the number of occurrences within a given time period; "the frequency of modulation was 40 cycles per second"; "the frequency of his seizures increased as he grew older"


G
gain
the amount by which the revenue of a business exceeds its cost of operating

guess ; guesswork
an estimate based on little or no information


H
hospital ; infirmary
a health facility where patients receive treatment

human ; man ; human being
any living or extinct member of the family Hominidae characterized by superior intelligence, articulate speech, and erect carriage


I
insolvency
the lack of financial resources

investor
someone who commits capital in order to gain financial returns


L
levy
a charge imposed and collected

liability
the state of being legally obliged and responsible

limit ; bound ; boundary
the greatest possible degree of something; "what he did was beyond the bounds of acceptable behavior"; "to the limit of his ability"

limit ; limitation
the greatest amount of something that is possible or allowed; "there are limits on the amount you can bet"; "it is growing rapidly with no limitation in sight"


M
market
the world of commercial activity where goods and services are bought and sold; "without competition there would be no market"; "they were driven from the marketplace"

maturity ; matureness
state of being mature; full development

menace ; threat
something that is a source of danger; "earthquakes are a constant threat in Japan"


O
obligation
the state of being obligated to do or pay something; "he is under an obligation to finish the job"


P
payment
a sum of money paid or a claim discharged

profit
the excess of revenues over outlays in a given period of time (including depreciation and other non-cash expenses)

property ; belongings ; holding
something owned; any tangible or intangible possession that is owned by someone; "that hat is my property"; "he is a man of property";


R
real estate ; realty
property consisting of houses and land

risk ; hazard ; jeopardy ; peril
a source of danger; a possibility of incurring loss or misfortune; "drinking alcohol is a health hazard"


S
stake ; bet ; wager
the money risked on a gamble


T
treaty ; pact ; accord
a written agreement between two states or sovereigns


V
value
the quality (positive or negative) that renders something desirable or valuable; "the Shakespearean Shylock is of dubious value in the modern world"


W
worth
the quality that renders something desirable or valuable or useful

worthiness
the quality or state of having merit or value


Y
year ; twelvemonth
a period of time containing 365 (or 366) days; "she is 4 years old"; "in the year 1920"


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