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act of God

Definition of act of God

  1. :  an extraordinary interruption by a natural cause (as a flood or earthquake) of the usual course of events that experience, prescience, or care cannot reasonably foresee or prevent



1635

First Known Use of act of god

1635


Law Dictionary

act of God

often cap A
  1. :  an extraordinary natural event (as a flood or earthquake) that cannot be reasonably foreseen or prevented — compare force majeure, inevitable accident, unavoidable accident



Additional Notes on act of god

It is a defense against liability for injury if the injury is directly and exclusively caused by an act of God.



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