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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The risk to an insurance company that the holder of a policy will destroy the insured property in order to collect the monetary reimbursement available under the policy.
  • noun The risk that an individual or organization will behave recklessly or immorally when protected from the consequences.

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  • noun economics, insurance The prospect that a party insulated from risk may behave differently from the way it would behave if it were fully exposed to the risk.

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  • noun (economics) the lack of any incentive to guard against a risk when you are protected against it (as by insurance)

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