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Answer for the clue "Protection against future loss", 9 letters:
insurance

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Word definitions for insurance in dictionaries

Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English Word definitions in Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
noun COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES a life policy/life insurance policy (= one that will pay out money if you die ) ▪ New homeowners must usually buy a life policy before they can get a mortgage. an insurance policy ▪ Is the damage covered by your insurance...

The Collaborative International Dictionary Word definitions in The Collaborative International Dictionary
Insurance \In*sur"ance\, n. [From Insure .] The act of insuring, or assuring, against loss or damage by a contingent event; a contract whereby, for a stipulated consideration, called premium, one party undertakes to indemnify or guarantee another against...

Wiktionary Word definitions in Wiktionary
n. A means of indemnity against a future occurrence of an uncertain event.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary Word definitions in Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
1550s, "engagement to marry," a variant of ensurance (see ensure ). Commercial sense of "security against loss or death in exchange for payment" is from 1650s. Assurance was the older term for this (late 16c.).

WordNet Word definitions in WordNet
n. promise of reimbursement in the case of loss; paid to people or companies so concerned about hazards that they have made prepayments to an insurance company written contract or certificate of insurance; "you should have read the small print on your policy"...

Wikipedia Word definitions in Wikipedia
Insurance is a means of protection from financial loss. It is a form of risk management primarily used to hedge against the risk of a contingent, uncertain loss. An entity which provides insurance is known as an insurer, insurance company, or insurance...

Usage examples of insurance.

The ablest lawyers in the Senate, in general, pressed the claim of the insurance companies to the balance of the fund, including Mr.

He settles in Memphis in 1869, and accepts a position as head of an insurance company, which fails in 1873.

Like the audiovisuals, it not only transmitted in to the Times, but made a recording as insurance against transmission failure.

Among the letters was one addressed to a fire insurance company, probably relating to a policy on the Beaverwood building.

Local insurance associations and loan companies kept Benedict Filesthe pen a man had used to sign his contract, his snubbed-out cigarette butt, a plastex hanky with which he had mopped his brow, an object left in security, the remains of a biopsy or blood testso that Benedick could use his power against those who renege on these companies and flee, on those who break their laws.

Gordon Bennington from the dead because Fidelis Insurance Company hoped he was a suicide, not an accidental death.

I was here to raise Gordon Bennington from the dead because Fidelis Insurance Company hoped he was a suicide, not an accidental death.

Negro businesspeople in Pittsburgh who owned a stationery and bookstore, a photography gallery, a loan company, a real estate company, and an insurance company.

In 1782 Casanova made a few more Reports to the Tribunal, for one of which, regarding the failure of an insurance and commercial house at Trieste, he received six sequins.

Lacone wants me to baby-sit those chops for a while, earn him a break on his insurance rates.

He had been a downtown party committeeman, and the proprietor of a vast insurance agency that enjoyed uncanny success in underwriting municipal agencies.

In fact, state representative Glen Maxey cosponsored a death-futures bill in the Texas Legislature with Chisum in order, he said, to bring the trade under the regulation of the state Department of Insurance.

Bernardette Dinh, sir, I work for the insurance office right over there.

Ordinand had caused a huge flutter in the dovecotes of owners of good-as-gold horses, and I in conjunction with our chummy insurance syndicate at Lloyds was busy raising defenses against copycat kidnaps.

The garageman also obliged him by providing the legally necessary insurance for the van, through his sister-in-law, who ran an office across the street.