LIFE-ASSURANCE. An insurance of a life, upon the payment of a premium; this may be for the whole life, or for a limited time. On the death of the person whose life has been insured, during the time for which it is insured, the insurer is bound to pay to the insured. the money agreed upon. See 1 Bouv. Inst. n. 1231.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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Ask secretaries of life-assurance companies if that is true, Miss Halcombe.
ESTATE-AGENCY group Countrywide Assured said yesterday it was planning to withdraw from the life-assurance sector by selling or demerging its life operations.
"They are mainly people with endowment or life-assurance policies."