Name

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Name

A wealthy individual who provides a great deal of capital that underwrites the activities of Lloyd's of London. Names spread risk of insurance among themselves along with corporations. For most of Lloyd's centuries-long history, names had unlimited liability for any losses associated with being a name. Lloyd's introduced names with limited liability in 1994, and they have become increasingly important.
References in classic literature ?
It’s far easier to call names than to shoot a buck on the spring; but the creatur came by his end from a younger hand than either your’n or mine, as I said before.
Don't call names," Dobbin said, getting off the bench very nervous.
It was such an uncomfortable episode that I made sure I chose registered names for Chief's descendants that lent themselves to such prosaic call names as "Duke," "Bob" and "Mike.