act of Godact of God
Law an occurrence, esp. a disaster, that is due entirely to the forces of nature and that could not reasonably have been prevented
act of God
nounpl. acts of God
- A violent or destructive natural event, such as a lightning strike or earthquake.
- Law An occurrence, such as a natural event, that is beyond human control and whose consequences are therefore not a basis for legal liability.
(plural Acts of God)
- (law, usually "an") Alternative spelling of act of God.
act of god - Legal Definition
An overwhelming natural event, often unpredictable or difficult to anticipate, that is uncontrolled and uninfluenced by the power of man and that could not be prevented or avoided by foresight or prudence.