Act-of-god meaning

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A violent or destructive natural event, such as a lightning strike or earthquake.
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(law) An occurrence, such as a natural event, that is beyond human control and whose consequences are therefore not a basis for legal liability.
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(law) An occurrence, esp. a disaster, that is due entirely to the forces of nature and that could not reasonably have been prevented.
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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.
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(law, usually "an") Alternative spelling of act of God.
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