One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
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.
- ‘She had also tricked Albert into signing a double indemnity insurance policy on his own life shortly before the murder.’
- ‘The instrument regulates the issues of double indemnity and the conditions for allowing and denying extradition.’
- ‘Or: ‘If I persuade my lover to kill my husband, but make it look like an accident, I can claim double indemnity.’’
double indemnity/ˈdəbəl inˈdemnədē/
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