deductible clause: Meaning and Definition of

deduct'ible clause"

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. a clause in an insurance policy stipulating that the insured will be liable for a specified initial amount of each loss, injury, etc., and that the insurance company will be liable for any additional costs up to the insured amount. Cf. franchise clause.
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