fire insurance
An insurance policy that pays the beneficiary of the policy if property covered by the policy is damaged by fire. Fire insurance often covers damage caused other events as well, such as wind or rain damage.
Category: Accidents & Injuries
Category: Small Claims Court & Lawsuits

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.

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  • Fire insurance — Fire Fire (f[imac]r), n. [OE. fir, fyr, fur AS. f[=y]r; akin to D. vuur, OS. & OHG. fiur, G. feuer, Icel. f[=y]ri, f[=u]rr, Gr. py^r, and perh. to L. purus pure, E. pure Cf. {Empyrean}, {Pyre}.] 1. The evolution of light and heat in the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Fire Insurance — Insurance that is used to cover damage to a property caused by fire. Fire insurance is a specialized form of insurance beyond property insurance, and is designed to cover the cost of replacement, reconstruction or repair beyond what is covered by …   Investment dictionary

  • fire insurance — ➔ insurance * * * fire insurance UK US noun [U] ► INSURANCE, WORKPLACE insurance that pays for damage caused by fire: »Storage companies charge a fixed premium for fire insurance, linked to the value of the items stored …   Financial and business terms

  • Fire insurance — Insurance In*sur ance, n. [From {Insure}.] [1913 Webster] 1. The act of insuring, or assuring, against loss or damage by a contingent event; a contract whereby, for a stipulated consideration, called premium, one party undertakes to indemnify or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • fire insurance — insurance covering any loss or damage caused by fire. [1790 1800] * * *       provision against losses caused by fire, lightning, and the removal of property from premises endangered by fire. The insurer agrees, for a fee, to reimburse the… …   Universalium

  • fire insurance — n. insurance against loss or damage resulting from fire …   English World dictionary

  • fire insurance — noun insurance against loss due to fire • Hypernyms: ↑insurance * * * noun : insurance against loss from damage or destruction of specified property by fire * * * insurance covering any loss or damage caused by fire. [1790 1800] * * * fire… …   Useful english dictionary

  • fire insurance — An insurance policy covering financial losses caused by damage to property by fires. Most fire insurance policies also include cover for damage caused by lightning and explosions of boilers or gas used for domestic purposes. On payment of an… …   Big dictionary of business and management

  • fire insurance — insurance which insures property in case of fire …   English contemporary dictionary

  • fire insurance — /ˈfaɪər ɪnʃɔrəns/ (say fuyuhr inshawruhns) noun insurance covering loss or damage through fire …   Australian English dictionary

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