Definitions from Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition and Ballentine's Law Dictionary as are available for each term in each dictionary.
  • Ballentine's Law Dictionary

    One who insured against loss or whose life is insured.

  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    A person who has been insured by some insurance company or underwriter, against losses or perils mentioned in the policy of insurance. Brockway v. Insurance Go. (C. Ct) 29 Fed. 766; Sahfoild v. Insurance Co., l2 Cush. (Mass.) 548. The person for whose benefit the policy is issued and to whom the loss is payable, not necessarily the person on whose llfe or property the policy is written. Thus where a wife insures her husband's life for her own benefit and he,has no interest in the policy, she is the "assured" and he the "insured." Hogle v. Insurance Co., 6 Rob. (N. Y.) 570; Feildon v. Canfield, 104 N. Y. 143, 10 N. E. 146; Insurance Co. v. Luchs, 108 U. S. 498, 2 Sup. Ot. 949, 27 In Ed. 800.