act of God

act of God n désastre m naturel.

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  • act of God — often cap A: an extraordinary natural event (as a flood or earthquake) that cannot be reasonably foreseen or prevented compare force majeure, inevitable accident, unavoidable accident ◇ It is a defense against liability for injury if the injury… …   Law dictionary

  • Act of God — is a legal term [cite book |last = Black |first = Henry Campbell |title = Black s Law Dictionary |id = ISBN 0 314 76271 X |publisher = West Publishing Co. |year = 1990 |edition = 6th edition |pages = 33 |location = Saint Paul, Minnesota] for… …   Wikipedia

  • act of God — ˌact of ˈGod noun acts of God PLURALFORM [countable] LAW INSURANCE a natural event such as a storm or an Earthquake. No one can be held to be legally liable for damage caused by an act of God, and insurance companies will not usually make… …   Financial and business terms

  • Act of God — God God (g[o^]d), n. [AS. god; akin to OS. & D. god, OHG. got, G. gott, Icel. gu[eth], go[eth], Sw. & Dan. gud, Goth. gup, prob. orig. a p. p. from a root appearing in Skr. h[=u], p. p. h[=u]ta, to call upon, invoke, implore. [root]30. Cf.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Act of God — Act Act ([a^]kt), n. [L. actus, fr. agere to drive, do: cf. F. acte. See {Agent}.] 1. That which is done or doing; the exercise of power, or the effect, of which power exerted is the cause; a performance; a deed. [1913 Webster] That best portion… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Act of God — est le cinquième album studio du groupe Pro Pain sorti en 1999. Liste des chansons Stand Tall 2:41 In for the Kill 3:08 Act of God 3:02 On Parade 2:28 I Remain 2:19 Time Will Tell 3:36 Pride 2:26 Love And War 3:08 Hopeless? 2:33 Burn 3:23 All… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • act of God — 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 • Syn: ↑force majeure, ↑vis major, ↑inevitable accident, ↑unavoidable casualty • Hypernyms:… …   Useful english dictionary

  • act of God — Date: 1783 an extraordinary interruption by a natural cause (as a flood or earthquake) of the usual course of events that experience, prescience, or care cannot reasonably foresee or prevent …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • act of God — Law. a direct, sudden, and irresistible action of natural forces such as could not reasonably have been foreseen or prevented, as a flood, hurricane, earthquake, or other natural catastrophe. [1855 60] * * * …   Universalium

  • act of God — noun an unforeseen occurrence beyond ones control, such as a natural disaster Syn: force majeure …   Wiktionary

  • act of God — Synonyms and related words: certainty, fate, fatefulness, force majeure, indefeasibility, ineluctability, inescapableness, inevasibleness, inevitability, inevitable accident, inevitableness, inexorability, inflexibility, irrevocability, necessity …   Moby Thesaurus


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