Insupportable to Intellect
(In`sup*port"a*ble) a. [L. insupportabilis: cf. F. insupportable. See In- not, and Support.]
Incapable of being supported or borne; unendurable; insufferable; intolerable; as, insupportable burdens;
insupportable pain. In`sup*port"a*ble*ness, n. In`sup*port"a*bly, adv.
(In`sup*pos"a*ble) a. Incapable of being supposed; not supposable; inconceivable.
(In`sup*press"i*ble) a. That can not be suppressed or concealed; irrepressible. Young.
(In`sup*press"ive) a. Insuppressible. [Obs.] "The insuppressive mettle of our spirits."
(In*sur"a*ble) a. [From Insure.] Capable of being insured against loss, damage, death, etc.; proper
to be insured.
The French law annuls the latter policies so far as they exceed the insurable interest which remained in
the insured at the time of the subscription thereof.Walsh.
(In*sur"ance) n. [From Insure.]
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 guarantee another
against loss by certain specified risks. Cf. Assurance, n., 6.
The person who undertakes to pay in case of loss is termed the insurer; the danger against which he
undertakes, the risk; the person protected, the insured; the sum which he pays for the protection, the
premium; and the contract itself, when reduced to form, the policy. Johnson's Cyc.
2. The premium paid for insuring property or life.
3. The sum for which life or property is insured.
4. A guaranty, security, or pledge; assurance. [Obs.]
The most acceptable insurance of the divine protection.Mickle. Accident insurance, insurance against pecuniary loss by reason of accident to the person. Endowment
insurance or assurance, a combination of life insurance and investment such that if the person upon
whose life a risk is taken dies before a certain specified time the insurance becomes due at once, and if
he survives, it becomes due at the time specified. Fire insurance. See under Fire. Insurance
broker, a broker or agent who effects insurance. Insurance company, a company or corporation
whose business it is to insure against loss, damage, or death. Insurance policy, a certificate of
insurance; the document containing the contract made by an insurance company with a person whose
property or life is insured. Life insurance. See under Life.
(In*sur"an*cer) n. One who effects insurance; an insurer; an underwriter. [Obs.] Dryden.
hose bold insurancers of deathless fame.Blair.
(In*sur"ant) n. The person insured. Champness.
(In"sure) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Insured ; p. pr. & vb. n. Insuring.] [OE. ensuren, prob. for assuren,
by a change of prefix. See 1st In-, and Sure, and cf. Assure, Ensure.] [Written also ensure.]
1. To make sure or secure; as, to insure safety to any one.