American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Of, indicating, or being a system of motor vehicle insurance in which accident victims are compensated by their insurance companies without assignment of blame.
- adj. Law Of, indicating, or being a type of divorce in which blame is assigned to neither party.
“Today 12 states have what's known as no-fault auto insurance.”
“She filed with the courts and waited the year's separation that it took for a no-fault New York divorce.”
“To address claims, manufacturers pay into a no-fault government administered fund that doles out compensation.”
“A business partnership doesn't come with a no-fault divorce clause.”
“The idea, he said, was to create a no-fault system that spares the drug companies the costs of defending against parents' lawsuits.”
“In response, the agency created a new no-fault system to report errors, developed computers that can routinely spot errors and changed the way it judges air-traffic managers' job performance.”
“First, Ohio recently adopted no-fault absentee voting, which increased the pool of eligible early voters.”
“Before the therapists, before the counsellors, before the no-fault divorce laws, before advice columns, before "self-help" and pop-psychology, the down-times were considered the "for-worse" part of the marriage, and taken in stride.”
“Those familiar with the no-fault battle may recall that one of the reasons floated for the new statute was the elimination of institutionalized perjury - for years spouses who wanted to get around the statute had been cooking up fault, with one party agreeing to lie under oath and assume the blame.”
“Sponsors said a complaint for no-fault divorce would be irrefutable and thus obviate the need for any trial whatsoever with respect to grounds.”
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