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Act Of God

act of god

often cap A
: an extraordinary natural event (as a flood or earthquake) that cannot be reasonably foreseen or prevented compare force majeure , inevitable accident , unavoidable accident NOTE: It is a defense against liability for injury if the injury is directly and exclusively caused by an act of God.


Source: Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of Law ©1996. Merriam-Webster, Incorporated. Published under license with Merriam-Webster, Incorporated.