viatical definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- or vi·at·ic Of or relating to traveling, a road, or a way.
- Of or relating to a contractual arrangement in which a business buys life insurance policies from terminally ill patients for a percentage of the face value: a viatical settlement.
Origin: From Latin viāticus, relating to a journey, from via, road; see via. Sense 2, from viaticum.