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premium n1 : the difference between the face value or par value of a security and its market price when the latter is greater compare discount
2 : the price paid for an insurance contract equal to the cost per unit times the number of units
Source: Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of Law ©1996. Merriam-Webster, Incorporated. Published under license with Merriam-Webster, Incorporated.