Abandonment Clause


  • A clause found in some property insurance policies that allows the policyholder to abandon lost or damaged property, under certain specific circumstances, and still receive their full insurance benefits. For example, an abandonment clause can be used with marine property when recovering or repairing a lost or sunk ship might cost more than the value of the ship itself.

desertion clause, fine print, surrender, give up, relinquish, leave

Related Terms and Acronyms

  • Abandonment Definition,
    • A disclaimer of ownership by the trustee or debtor in property deemed burdensome or inconsequential. Once property has been "abandoned" it is no longer the property of the estate and creditors can seek to recover their money.
  • Insurance Policy Definition,
    • A legal contract between an insurer and entity that specifies what the insurer is required to cover and any benefits the insured entity is entitled to.
  • Waiver Definition,
    • The intentional and voluntary renunciation, abandonment, or surrender of some claim, right, or privilege.
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