MOTOR VEHICLE GUARANTEE FUND
An entity that operates under the supervision of the Instituto de Seguros de Portugal (Portuguese Insurance Authority) and is responsible for settling any motor vehicle claims caused by unknown vehicles or vehicles that have no valid and effective Civil Liability insurance.

MANDATORY (INSURANCES)
Insurances that by law are mandatory and whose social purpose is to ensure that victims are protected against certain risks or that socially relevant interests are protected.

MOTOR VEHICLE INSURANCE MEDIATION AND ARBITRATION INFORMATION CENTRE(CIMASA)
Conflict mediation centre specifically dealing with settling disputes between injured parties and insurers arising from road accidents. The cases arising therefrom are dealt with by an arbitrator who shall decide such cases. This entity has the same powers as any district court.

MATURITY (MATURITY DATE)
The date on which the premium is due. If the premium is split, the Insured distinguishes the main payment date (usually on the anniversary of the commencement of the Policy) from when the date when the other premiums are due.