act of God
See also: Act of God
- (law) An unforeseen occurrence beyond one's control, such as a natural disaster.
- 2019 October, Ian Walmsley, “Cleaning up”, in Modern Railways, page 42:
- Infrastructure failures tend to be treated like acts of God, but of course they aren't really.
- Used other than with a figurative or idiomatic meaning: see act, of, God.