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noun 
  1. A means of indemnity against occurrence of a uncertain event.
The car was totalled, but fortunately I had .
  1. The business of providing insurance.
After five years in banking, I switched to .
  1. Metaphoric: Any attempt to anticipate an unfavorable event.
The sky was clear, but I took my umbrella for .
  1. Blackjack: A bet made after the deal, which pays off if the dealer has blackjack.
I only take if the count is right.
Etymology: From old form ensurance, see also assurance.


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