war clause

  • A provision in, or attached to, a life insurance policy limiting or excluding the extra risk inherent in war. Sometimes the exclusion applies only to members of the armed forces; sometimes it applies to all civilians as well. Sometimes it excludes death while war is going on; sometimes it excludes death only as a result of war.

    Internal Revenue Service 1

1Internal Revenue Service, Internal Revenue Manual 4.42.6 Glossary, http://­www.irs.gov/­irm/­part4/­irm_04-042-006.html (last accessed Dec. 22, 2009).