viatical


viatical

adjective

  1. of or relating to a viaticum.
  2. of or relating to a financial transaction in which a company buys life insurance policies from the terminally ill at less than their face value and may sell the policies to investors: viatical settlements.

adjective

  1. of or denoting a road or a journey
  2. botany (of a plant) growing by the side of a road
adj.

1847, from Latin viaticus, from via “way” (see via) + -al (1).

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