Act of God

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Act of God (plural Acts of God)

  1. (law, usually "an") Alternative letter-case form of act of God
    Heavy rainfall is not the kind of exceptional phenomenon to which the Act of God exception applies.
    In road and rail traffic liability is excluded for accidents which are due to circumstances amounting to an Act of God.
    • 1960, P[elham] G[renville] Wodehouse, chapter XVI, in Jeeves in the Offing, London: Herbert Jenkins, OCLC 1227855:
      “Pardon me,” I said, preserving with an effort the polished suavity demanded from an English gentleman when chewing the rag with one of the other sex, “you're talking through the back of your fatheaded little neck. I did not trip over my flat feet. I was hurled into the depths by an Act of God, to wit, a totally unexpected dachshund getting between my legs.”