- An investment plan in which participants buy shares in a common fund and receive an annuity that increases every time a participant dies, with the entire fund going to the final survivor or to those who survive after a specified time. (noun)
- Each member's share of a tontine. (noun)
- The subscribers to a tontine. (noun)
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