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no–fault

adjective

Simple Definition of no–fault

  • —used to describe a type of insurance in which someone involved in a car accident is paid a certain amount of money for damages without the need to decide who caused the accident

  • law —used to describe a type of divorce in which neither the husband nor the wife is blamed for the end of the marriage

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of no–fault

  1. 1 :  of, relating to, or being a motor vehicle insurance plan under which someone involved in an accident is compensated usually up to a stipulated limit for actual losses (as for property damage, medical bills, and lost wages) by that person's own insurance company regardless of who is responsible for the accident

  2. 2 :  of, relating to, or being a divorce law under which neither party is held responsible for the breakup of the marriage

  3. 3 :  characterized by the absence of a prevailing sense of individual responsibility (as for behavior)

1967

First Known Use of no–fault

1967


Law Dictionary

no–fault

adjective

Legal Definition of no–fault

  1. 1 :  of, relating to, or being a motor vehicle insurance plan under which someone injured in an accident is compensated usually up to a stipulated limit for especially actual losses (as for property damage, medical bills, and lost wages) by that person's own insurer regardless of who is responsible for the accident and is prohibited from or limited in his or her right to sue the responsible party

  2. 2 :  of or relating to no-fault divorce <a no{ndash}fault ground for dissolution> — see also no-fault divorce at divorce




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