noun Date: circa 1897 insurance of oneself or of one's own interests by the setting aside of money at regular intervals to provide a fund to cover possible losses

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • self-insurance — /self in shoor euhns, self /, n. insurance of one s property or interests against possible loss by the establishing of a special fund for the purpose instead of seeking coverage with an underwriter. [1895 1900] * * * …   Universalium

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  • self-insurance — An employer engaging to make compensation payments directly to the injured employee in lieu of carrying insurance, he being required, as a condition of dispensing with an insurance carrier to furnish satisfactory proof of financial ability, file… …   Ballentine's law dictionary

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