from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. An event; an occurrence; an occasion; a combination of circumstances; a case; an act of God. See the Note under accident.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In law, a chance, an accident, or an event: used frequently with other words to express some technical meaning.
- n. In commercial law, that which is contemplaced by the parties to a contract, or that which is stipulated for or brought within the terms of the contract.
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