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act of God (plural acts of God)

  1. (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.
  2. Used other than with a figurative or idiomatic meaning: see act,‎ of,‎ God.

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