mortality tables

mortality tables
n.
Actuarial tables that insurance companies use to determine how long a person is likely to live.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.


mortality tables
A means of ascertaining the probable number of years any man or woman of a given age and of ordinary health will live. A mortality table expresses on the basis of the group studied the probability that, of a number of persons of equal expectations of life who are living at the beginning of any year, a certain number of deaths will occur within that year.
Such tables are used by insurance companies to determine the premium to be charged for those in the respective age groups.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


mortality tables
A means of ascertaining the probable number of years any man or woman of a given age and of ordinary health will live. A mortality table expresses on the basis of the group studied the probability that, of a number of persons of equal expectations of life who are living at the beginning of any year, a certain number of deaths will occur within that year.
 
Such tables are used by insurance companies to determine the premium to be charged for those in the respective age groups.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

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