Definition of double indemnity in English:

double indemnity


mass nounNorth American
  • 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.’’