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wait'ing pe"riod




1. a specified delay, required by law, between officially stating an intention and acting on it, as between securing a marriage license and getting married.
2. Insurance.the required delay between the date of inception of a claim and the date on which the indemnity becomes payable, as in workmen's compensation insurance or unemployment insurance.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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