Act of God

Act of God,

Definition of Act of God:

  1. An act of God describes an event outside of human control or activity. It's usually a natural disaster, such as a flood or an earthquake. Insurance policies usually specify which particular acts of God they cover. .

  2. Inevitable, unpredictable, and unreasonably severe event caused by natural forces without any human interference, and over which an insured party has no control, such as an earthquake, flood, hurricane, lightning, snowstorm. Acts of God are insurable accidents and valid excuses for non-performance of a contract. Also called act of nature. See also force majeure.

  3. In business, the phrase “act of God” is not associated with any particular religion or belief system. Contractual language referring to acts of God are known as force majeure clauses, which are often used by insurance companies. These clauses typically limit or remove liability for injuries, damages, and losses caused by acts of God.

  4. An instance of uncontrollable natural forces in operation (often used in insurance claims).

Synonyms of Act of God

Disaster, Catastrophe, Calamity, Tragedy, Act of God, Devastation, Crisis, Holocaust, Ruin, Ruination, Upheaval, Convulsion, Blow, Shock, Reverse, Trouble, Trial, Tribulation

How to use Act of God in a sentence?

  1. Insurance companies often limit or exclude coverage for acts of God.
  2. Policyholders should review their policy for coverages and exclusions pertaining to acts of God.
  3. An act of God is an uncontrollable event, such as tornadoes, not caused nor controlled by humans.
  4. Acts of God do not absolve people from a duty to exercise reasonable care.
  5. The flooding was surely an act of God.

Meaning of Act of God & Act of God Definition