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Definition of the noun act of god

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  1. a natural and unavoidable catastrophe that interrupts the expected course of events

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  1. [legal, usually, "an"] an unforeseen occurrence beyond one's control, such as a natural disaster


  1. "Act of God" is a 2009 Canadian documentary film that investigates the "metaphysical" effects of being struck by lightning. It was directed by Jennifer Baichwal and distributed by Zeitgeist Films. The film's world premier was at the 2009 Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival at the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto on 30 April 2009. It went on general release in Canada on 1 May 2009, and limited release in the United States on 31 July 2009. The film's European premiere was at the 44th Karlovy Vary International Film Festival in the Czech Republic on 11 July 2009.
  2. "Act of God" is a film, written and directed by Sean Faughnan & Ezna Sands.


  1. "Act of God" is a book by Charles Templeton.
    • also known as "Act of God: a novel", "Act of God (Ulverscroft Large Print Series: General Fiction)"
  2. "Act of God" is a book by Graham Phillips.
    • also known as "Act of God: Tutankhamun, Moses & the myth of Atlantis"


  1. "Act of God" is a studio album by the American Thrash/Speed metal band Znowhite.
  2. "Act of God" is the fifth studio album by American heavy metal band Pro-Pain.
    • released on (16 years ago)
  3. "Act of God" is a musical album of Acappella.
    • released on (18 years ago)


Act of God is a musical group.


Act of God: An act of God is a legal term for events outside human control, such as sudden natural disasters, for which no one can be held responsible.

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Google previewGarner's Dictionary of Legal Usage (2011)

by Bryan A. Garner

Act of God is a common English phrase. These first three phrases are all used in legal writing, the first two appearing almost exclusively there. All have undergone hypallage, so that the reference is now usually to the destruction caused by ...

Google previewDown, Up, and Over (2000)

Slave Religion and Black Theology by Dwight N. Hopkins

The primal hope act of God is the exodus story. It signifies the paradigmatic expression of covenantal partnership of co-constitution of the oppressed self into a new liberated self. Divine intent works with marginalized humanity through ...

Google previewLaw of tort: Including Compensation Under the Consumer Protection Act

by S.P. Singh

Since act of God is a good defence for non-liability, it is necessary that such an event could not have been prevented by reasonable ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Modern Legal Usage (2001)

by Bryan A. Garner

Though act of God is the most universal of these terms, it is the least desirable because it so easily misleads: as a technical term, act ...

Google previewDictionary of Terms and Phrases Used in American Or English Jurisprudence (1879)

by Benjamin Vaughan Abbott

Act of God. A phrase used to designate a Cause of injury or loss, or an interference with the fulfilment of a duty or engagement with which voluntary or intentional human agency has not been connected, ...

Google previewA Law Dictionary Containing Definitions of the Terms and Phrases of American and English Jurisprudence, Ancient and Modern ... (1995)

by Henry Campbell Black

Act of God. Inevitable accident; vis major. Any misadventure or casualty is said to be caused .by the "act of God" when it happens by the direct ...

Google previewDictionary of Major Biblical Interpreters (2007)

by Donald K. McKim

The Word is also the act of God. The term “act” in Barth's vocabulary connotes the actualization in history of God's eternal election to be for and with humanity in Jesus Christ. Thus, in distinction from an event that occurs only once and is then ...

Google previewThe American and English Encyclopaedia of Law and Practice: A to Admiralty (1909)

by William Mark McKinney, David Shephard Garland

ACT or G011 inst accident,' yet it is -equally clear that not-every inevitable accident is an act of God in the legal sense." ' 1' Perils of the Sea " and “Act of God "Distinguished. ~ The ex ression _“ perils of the sea ” has in like manner, and with ...

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Blessing is the soveraign act of God, and the power of benediction like the power of God. (John Pearson)
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