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A cedent is a ceding insurer or a reinsurer.

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A ceding insurer is an insurer that underwrites and issues an original, primary policy to an insured and contractually transfers (cedes) a portion of the risk to a reinsurer. A ceding reinsurer is a reinsurer that transfers (cedes) a portion of the underlying reinsurance to a retrocessionaire.

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The ceding company is the insurer that cedes all or part of the insurance or reinsurance it has...

A reinsurer is an insurer that accepts all or part of the liabilities of the ceding company in...