Peril

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Peril

The designated contingency, risk, or hazard against which an insured seeks to protect himself or herself when purchasing a policy of insurance.

Among the various types of perils for which insurance coverage is available are fire, theft, illness, and death.

West's Encyclopedia of American Law, edition 2. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

PERIL. The accident by which a thing is lost Lee,. Dr. Rom. 911.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.