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v. in·sured, in·sur·ing, in·sures
a. To provide or arrange insurance for: a company that insures homeowners and businesses.
b. To acquire or have insurance for: insured herself against losses; insured his car for theft.
2. To make sure, certain, or secure. See Usage Note at assure.
To buy or sell insurance.

[Middle English ensuren, to assure, from Old French enseurer, possibly variant of assurer; see assure.]

in·sur′a·bil′i·ty n.
in·sur′a·ble adj.
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Adj.1.insurable - capable of being insured or eligible to be insured
insured - covered by insurance; "an insured risk"; "all members of the film cast and crew are insured"
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State law does allow individuals to take out life policies on others, but only if the benefits are payable to someone with an "insurable interest" in the person whose life is insured, it said.
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My boyfriend and I are in the process of buying our first house, and wanted to take out life assurance on each other's lives in case either of us were to die, but were told that "insurable interest" might be a problem.