from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A violent or destructive natural event, such as a lightning strike or earthquake.
  • noun Law An occurrence, such as a natural event, that is beyond human control and whose consequences are therefore not a basis for legal liability.

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  • noun law an unforeseen occurrence beyond one's control, such as a natural disaster


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