An irresistible superhuman cause, such as no reasonable human foresight, prudence, diligence and car can anticipate and/or prevent.
(Force majeure ou cas de force majeure) A sudden and violent act of nature which could not have been foreseen or prevented.
An event that is not the fault of any individual. Acts of God can be insurable.
An accident or event that happens independently of human intervention and is due to a natural cause such as a storm, earthquake etc.
An act that is considered to be outside of human control, such as an earthquake or a flood.
Damage caused by mother nature rather than by people.
A natural event, such as a mudslide, hurricane, tornado or earthquake. An act of God may be a defense against liability for injuries or damages, particularly under an insurance policy.
Damage caused by nature (floods, winds, etc.) rather than destruction by man.
An unexplained happening contributed to a superior or natural force which is unpredictable and without human intervention.
Mishappening or accidents occur due to natural calamity which no one can predict before.
Phrase used by Roman Christians to point at an event YET beyond human control.
a natural and unavoidable catastrophe that interrupts the expected course of events; "he discovered that his house was not insured against acts of God"
a convenient way to avoid paying insurance claims and limiting tort liability by acknowledging the existence of the Lord God Almighty whose existence you deny the rest of the time
a convenient way to place blame on the Lord God Almighty for events which are not of his personal doing, without the accompanying praise for events which he does orchestrate for your life
an event that is caused by the forces of nature, without human intervention, and that could not have been prevented by reasonable care, such as a flood, earthquake, tornado, etc
An event of nature over which humans have little or no control, such as earthquake, lightning, flood, landslide, tornado, etc. Liability policies usually exclude Acts of God.
An event beyond human origin or control. Lightning, windstorms, and earthquakes are examples, the damage from which would not be the responsibility of an insured, although the insured might be responsible for many other calamities. Acts of God are excluded by the usual bill of lading, as well as by some insurance policies, unless specifically included.
A calamity beyond human control which happens to property — lightning, for example. Damage done by an Act of God would not be the responsibility of a bailee, although he/she might be responsible for many other calamities. Acts of God are excluded by the usual bill of lading and, to the extent not specifically assumed, by insurance policies.
An act occasioned exclusively by violence of nature and without the interference of any human agency. An occurrence of nature that cannot be foreseen or prevented. Not covered by common carriers or the usual bill of lading.
An event arising out of natural causes with no human intervention which could not have been prevented by reasonable care or foresight. Example flood, earthquake Actual Cash Value The actual or current value at the time of the loss. This may be the cost of replacing the article with a similar model and in similar condition. It may however involve the price of the article plus any appreciation since its purchase and less depreciation
Natural occurrence beyond human control or influence. Such acts of nature include hurricanes, earthquakes, and floods.
Such acts of nature include hurricanes, earthquakes, and floods. While a blizzard is considered an act of God, driving in a blizzard is an act of the driver. Of course, Hurricanes Katrina and Rita are the classic examples of an act of God. To give to the Hurricane Katrina and Hurricane Rita relief efforts, select here.
An event, which could not be attributed to be the fault of anyone. An example could be an earthquake.
A flood, an earthquake or other accident or event that is without any human intervention and that could not have been prevented by reasonable care or foresight but is the result of natural causes.
Natural event, such as floods, storms, lightning, earthquakes, etc., not preventable by human agency. Forces of nature that a carrier has no control over, and therefore cannot be held accountable for. Synonym: â†’ Force Majeure
Any act of nature such as rain, lightning, floods or earthquakes. Many casualty insurance policies do not cover losses resulting from an "Act of God."
This term is generally used in insurance policies and refers an event caused by natural forces that results in damage to property. Natural forces can include hail, rain, tornados, lightning, floods, and earthquakes.
Accident or event which happens without human intervention, usually due to natural causes, i.e. storm or earthquake. Suggesting that an event was an "act of God" may be a defence in English law against a claim for liability since it could not have been foreseen or safeguarded against.
Certain acts of nature such as earthquakes, floods, or hurricanes, that are beyond human control.
It refers to the accident that happens in extraordinary circumstances that could not have been foreseen. For example, damage caused by a storm would fall under the 'Act of God' umbrella. Hence, it is advisable not to drive in rough weather.
Term that means insurers are not obligated to pay for damage from natural disasters like earthquakes, tornadoes, floods, or hurricanes.
An accident or event, which happens due to natural causes such as storm which no one could foresee.
Perils that occur naturally such as tornadoes, earthquakes and hurricanes.
A violent act of nature such as lightning, flood, earthquake or hurricane which man can neither cause nor intervene with.
An accident or event that happens in extraordinary circumstances that could not have been foreseen. For example any damage caused by a storm would fall under the Act of God umbrella.
An event that occurs without human intervention or culpability. It serves as a defense to tort liability.
An act beyond human control, such as lightning, flood or earthquake.
an extraordinary and unexpected natural event, such as a hurricane, tornado, earthquake or even the sudden death of a person. An act of god may be a defense against liability for injuries or damages. Under the law of contracts, an act of god often serves as a valid excuse if one of the parties to the contract is unable to fulfill his or her duties.
Accident or event resulting from natural causes, without any human intervention, that reasonable foresight or care could not have prevented, such as flood, lightning, earthquake, or storms.
Casualty caused by the forces of nature.
An event that is not caused by people's actions, or is of a magnitude or scale that it could not have been foreseen or prevented by reasonable care or foresight. Acts of God include disasters such as floods, earthquakes, freak storms or other events that arise purely from nature without human intervention. Sometimes your policy covers certain Acts of God. Details differ among policies and companies providing coverage.
A contingency or occurrence that cannot be avoided by human power; a cause of damage that is irresistible and not attributable to negligence. [NASPO
An event caused by the forces of nature that are unpreventable bu humans, ie, tonadoes, hurricanes, etc.
A term used to describe an event that occurred from natural, unpreventable events.
A natural disaster or force of nature, such as an earthquake, hurricane or flood.
A sudden and violent act of nature which could not have been foreseen or prevented. Examples: flood, earthquake
"An act of nature beyond man's control such as lightning, flood, earthquake or hurricane. Many shipping and other performance contracts include a "force majeure" clause which excuses a party who breaches the contract due to acts of God."
An event arising out of natural causes with no human intervention which could not have been prevented by reasonable care or foresight. Examples are floods, lightning, and earthquakes. (G)
When used in insurance policies, an event caused by natural forces such as rain, lightning, floods or earthquakes which results in damage to property or chattels.
An act occasioned by an unanticipated grave natural disaster.
Natural occurrence outside human control such as earthquake or typhoon. Contrary to popular opinion these can be specifically included in most insurance policies.
An act occasioned exclusively by the violence of nature with no interference or concurrence by any human agency.
Natural occurrence outside human control such as earthquake, volcanic eruption, flood or typhoon. These occurrences may be specifically included in most insurance policies with a premium.
Circumstances brought about by the forces of nature, unforeseen by reasonable foresight and not involving human influence.
Any accidental act which could not have been prevented by any amount of human care and fore thought.
An accident or event which happens independently of human intervention and due to natural causes such as storm earthquake etc. which no human foresight can provide against. Suggesting that an event was an "act of God" may be a defence in English law against a claim for liability since it may be held that it could not have been foreseen or safeguarded against.
Legal term meaning some sudden and irresistible act of nature that could not reasonably have been foreseen or prevented, such as floods or exceptionally high tides, storms, lightning, earthquakes, sharp frosts, or sudden death. Damage by such an occurrence may be attributed to the act of God, and in the absence of any contract to the contrary, no person can be held liable for it. Nearly all insurance forms and shipping charter parties, and most contracts, have a clause relating to non liability in the case of an act of God.
An incident which occurs that is beyond typical foresight - for example an earthquake or a major storm. These events are described as an "act of God", potentially yielding a case in which liability cannot be ascribed because of the extraordinary circumstances that arose.
An accident or event which takes place due to natural interventions, such as storm, over which no one has any control.
Any act caused exclusively by natural forces without interference of any human agency.
A natural event, not preventable by any human agency, such as flood, storms or lightning. Forces of nature that a carrier has no control over, and therefore cannot be held accountable.
An event that is the result of natural forces, arising without human intervention, which no human foresight could have provided against and of which human prudence was not bound to recognise the possibility.
Damage caused by nature (hurricanes. ice. etc.) rather than destruction by man.
An event, which is not the fault of any individual. Acts of God may or may not be insurable.
An inevitable event occurring without the intervention of man, such as flood, tempest, or death. operating in case of certain contracts, such as those of insurers or carriers.
An act occasioned by violence of nature which no reasonable human foresight, care, or diligence can anticipate or prevent.
An unpreventable and unpredictable event which could cause loss or damage to buildings, land and persons.
An event which is caused solely by the effect of nature or natural causes and without any interference by humans whatsoever. Insurance contracts often exclude "acts of God" from the list of insurable occurrences as a means to waive their obligations for damage caused by hurricanes, floods or earthquakes, all examples of "acts of God".
A direct, violent sudden act of nature that could not have been foreseen, or if foreseen, it's effect could not have been prevented, e.g., flood, earthquake.
an accident or event that is the result of natural causes, without any human intervention or agency, that could not have been prevented by reasonable foresight or care - e.g., floods, lightning, earthquake, and storms. (See FORCE MAEJURE CLAUSE)
When the forces of nature act in an uncontrolled manner without the influence of man to produce a result that could not have been escaped or prevented. Thereby, causing damage to real estate property.
An unpreventable accident or event that is the result of natural causes; for example, floods, earthquakes, or lightning.
An event which causes damage by nature such as a flood, earthquake or winds, an occurrence which was not caused by man.
an event that is the result of natural forces and which arises without human intervention.
Acts of nature ? the term was once widely used to distinguish between man-made events, i.e., fire, collision, and nature's rampages in wind and flood.
Action occurring without the intervention of man which could include but not be limited to hurricanes,earthquakes, floods, lightening, etc.
Less miraculous than it sounds. It is an insurance term that typically excuses insurers from paying out in the event of unforeseeable and unusual circumstances such as natural disasters.
An unexpected event, not within the control of either party, that makes the performance of a contract impossible, unreasonable, or illegal.
Act of God or act of nature is a legal term for events outside of human control, such as sudden floods or other natural disasters, for which no one can be held responsible. This does not protect those who put others in danger of acts of God through negligence, such as a camp counselor who instructs a group of children on a hike to stand under a tree to escape a lightning storm.