civil authority clause

noun

Definition of civil authority clause

: a clause in fire and similar insurance policies excluding loss caused by order of civil authorities unless destruction is for the purpose of checking the progress of the hazard insured against

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“Civil authority clause.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/civil%20authority%20clause. Accessed 23 Oct. 2020.

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