no-fault


no–fault

adjective

—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

Full Definition of NO-FAULT

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
:  of, relating to, or being a divorce law under which neither party is held responsible for the breakup of the marriage
3
:  characterized by the absence of a prevailing sense of individual responsibility (as for behavior)

First Known Use of NO-FAULT

1967

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