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insure

(in-shoor′) [ME. insuren, ensuren]
1. To make sure or certain.
2. To make safe or secure.
3. To protect against injury, loss, or expense.
4. To make a contract specifying the terms of such protection.
5. To buy or sell insurance.
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They may also want to determine if their policy covers terrorist acts or acts of war; there is some question whether firms will continue to insure against this eventuality.
And if you can't insure against your own willful or criminal actions, explains attorney Barry Gidseg, why should they allow you to insure against a punitive damage award?
According to the company's president, Charles Perry, the incidence of environmental contamination where none was thought to exist was far greater than the incidence of fire and casualty, or other risk real estate owners typically insure against.
As a result, lead poisoning liability increasingly is going to be difficult to insure against.