reinsurer re‧in‧sur‧er [ˌriːɪnˈʆʊərə ǁ -ˈʆʊrər] noun [countable]
INSURANCE an insurance company that agrees to share a large insurance risk with another company and to pay part of any loss:

• Swiss RE, the world's largest reinsurer

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reinsure UK US (also re-insure) /ˌriːɪnˈʃɔːr/ verb [I or T] INSURANCE
if an insurance company reinsures, it buys insurance from other companies to protect itself against large demands from its customers: »

The company doesn't like to reinsure catastrophe insurers, as natural disasters like storms are becoming increasingly unpredictable.

reinsurer noun [C]

Many insurance companies are holding talks with their reinsurers over price increases.

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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  • Reinsurer — Re in*sur er ( sh?r ?r), n. One who gives reinsurance. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • reinsurer — re·in·sur·er /ˌrē ən shu̇r ər/ n: an insurance company that insures all or part of the liability of another insurance company Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996 …   Law dictionary

  • reinsurer — noun see reinsure …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • reinsurer — See reinsurance. * * * …   Universalium

  • reinsurer — noun A provider of reinsurance …   Wiktionary

  • reinsurer — n. one who takes a secondary insurance policy; one who insures a second time, one who insures again rɪːɪn ʃʊrÉ™(r) / ʃʊər …   English contemporary dictionary

  • reinsurer — re·insurer …   English syllables

  • reinsurer — /ˌri:ɪn ʃυərə/ noun an insurance company which accepts to insure part of the risk for another insurer …   Dictionary of banking and finance

  • reinsurer — “+ noun Etymology: reinsure + er : one that reinsures …   Useful english dictionary

  • reinsure — reinsurer, n. /ree in shoor , sherr /, v.t., reinsured, reinsuring. 1. to insure again. 2. Insurance. to insure under a contract by which a first insurer is relieved of part or all of the risk, which devolves upon another insurer. [1745 55; RE +… …   Universalium

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