Definitions

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

  • adjective Of or relating to traveling, a road, or a way.
  • adjective Of or relating to a contractual arrangement in which a business buys life insurance policies from terminally ill patients for a percentage of the face value.

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  • adjective Of or pertaining to a journey; viatic
  • adjective Describing the purchase of an insurance policy from a holder who is terminally ill

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective pertaining to the purchase of insurance policies from terminally ill policy holders

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[From Latin viāticus, relating to a journey, from via, road; see via. Sense 2, from viaticum.]

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