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Clause in a liability insurance policy under which an insurance company agrees to defend an insured even if a lawsuit is without foundation. The costs of defending the insured are covered, in addition to the limits of coverage under the policy. For example, if the limits of coverage under a policy is $1,000,000 and defense costs are $120,000, the $120,000 costs are in addition to the $1,000,000 of coverage. This is critical, since defense costs can be quite high.