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vexatious delay (s) (noun), vexatious delays (pl)
In law, a term used in insurance statutes providing for penalties for an insurer's conduct in unjustifiably refusing to pay insurance claims: James hired a lawyer to sue the company for the vexatious delay in settling the loss he had when an unknown driver damaged his car while it was parked in an authorized place on the street.
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