contingency insurance

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contingency insurance UK US noun [U]
INSURANCE insurance that protects someone against risks that are not the usual areas dealt with by insurance companies: »

The organizers of the world's biggest sporting events take out contingency insurance, which pays out if an event is interrupted, postponed, or cancelled.


Financial and business terms. 2012.

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