Definition of Act of god

1. Noun. A natural and unavoidable catastrophe that interrupts the expected course of events. "He discovered that his house was not insured against acts of God"

Definition of Act of god

1. Noun. (legal usually "an") (alternative spelling of act of God) ¹

2. Noun. (legal usually "an") an unforeseen occurrence beyond one's control, such as a natural disaster ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Act Of God

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acrylic resins
acryloyl-CoA reductase
act a fool
act as
act involuntarily
act of Congress
act of God
act of independent significance
act of terrorism
act on
act one's age
act out
act reflexively
act superior
act up
act upon

Literary usage of Act of god

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Lawyers' Reports Annotated by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company (1915)
"Evidence — burden of proof — Injury to vessel — act of God. 1. A charterer who had contracted to return the vessel to the owner in as good condition as it ..."

2. Principles of the English Law of Contract and of Agency in Its Relation to by William Reynell Anson (1895)
"But his promise is defeasible upon . the occurrence of certain excepted risks,—' The Act of God and of the Queen's enemies/ and injuries arising from ..."

3. Commentaries on the Law of Bailments: With Illustrations from the Civil and by Joseph Story (1832)
"What are, ami what are not,-losses- by the act of God. The expression, act of God, denotes (as has been stated in another place) natural accidents, ..."

4. The Contract of Affreightment as Expressed in Charterparties and Bills of Lading by Sir Thomas Edward Scrutton (1886)
"Article 80 —Act of God. The exception " act of God " includes any accident as to which the shipowner can show that it is due to natural causes directly and ..."

5. The New Schaff-Herzog Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge: Embracing by Johann Jakob Herzog, Philip Schaff, Albert Hauck (1910)
"In a word, since the justifying act of God does not first of all contemplate the establishing of a new ethical quality in man, but the founding of a new ..."

6. Commentaries on the Laws of England: In Four Books by William Blackstone, William Draper Lewis (1902)
"Where delivery of goods was prevented by the act of God, ... The act of God, which will excuse a common carrier, must be a direct and violent net of nature. ..."

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