Define: Act Of God

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Definition: Act Of God


Quick Summary of Act Of God


A reason for an insurance company not to pay your claim



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Full Definition of Act Of God


An Act of God is the legal way of describing a natural event that couldn’t reasonably be foreseen or prevented – earthquakes in areas with no history of same, exceptionally high tides, lightning, extreme storms, etc.

Many insurance policies exclude Acts of God as reasons for a valid claim, although this can be challenged in court


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Definition Sources


Definitions for Act Of God are sourced/syndicated and enhanced from:

  • A Dictionary of Economics (Oxford Quick Reference)
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Accounting
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Business & Management

This glossary post was last updated: 15th February 2020.