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Act of God

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 previewRe-imagining African Christologies (2010)

Conversing with the Interpretations and Appropriations of Jesus in Contemporary African Christianity by Victor I. Ezigbo

The silence act of God refers to what God stimulates non-vocally (that is, what God has hidden) in the solutions that Jesus provides to the needs of humanity; namely, questioning and self-criticism.4 When Jesus, for example, vocally answers ...

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 previewThe Concise Routledge Encyclopedia of the Documentary Film (2013)

by Ian Aitken

Act of God is a twenty-six-minute film made for Thames TV as part of a series produced by Udi Eichler. It consists of an investigation into the elusive nature of the phenomenon of lightning, through a series of filmed interviews with people who, ...

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 previewWorld Dictionary of Foreign Expressions (1999)

A Resource for Readers and Writers by Gabriel Adeleye, Kofi Acquah-Dadzie

an act of God.] Law. An extraordinary natural act of violence such as an earthquake, flood, or storm, which can be neither predicted nor prevented. The nonperformance of an obligation attributable to actus ...

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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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