accident of nature

Definition of accident of nature

  1. :  an event that happens naturally He says that no one is to blame for his illness. It was just an accident of nature.

Word by Word Definitions

accidentplay
  1. :  an unforeseen and unplanned event or circumstance

    :  lack of intention or necessity :  chance

    :  an unfortunate event resulting especially from carelessness or ignorance

natureplay
  1. :  the inherent character or basic constitution (see constitution 2) of a person or thing :  essence

    :  disposition, temperament

    :  a creative and controlling force in the universe


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