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- + INSURE]

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