One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
nounmass nounNorth American
Provision for payment of double the face amount of an insurance policy under certain conditions, e.g. when death occurs as a result of an accident.
- ‘The instrument regulates the issues of double indemnity and the conditions for allowing and denying extradition.’
- ‘She had also tricked Albert into signing a double indemnity insurance policy on his own life shortly before the murder.’
- ‘Or: ‘If I persuade my lover to kill my husband, but make it look like an accident, I can claim double indemnity.’’
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