fortuitous+event

  • 1fortuitous event — for·tu·i·tous event /fȯr tü ə təs , tyü / n: an event of natural or human origin that could not have been reasonably foreseen or expected and is out of the control of the persons concerned (as parties to a contract): force majeure – called also… …

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  • 2fortuitous event — An accident; something happening by chance. Stertz v Industrial Ins. Com. 91 Wash 588, 158 P 256. No sound distinction can be made between those injuries to employees resulting from accident and those resulting from some fortuitous event. See… …

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  • 3fortuitous event — /fortyuwadas avent/ An event happening by chance or accident. That which happens by a cause which cannot be resisted. An unforeseen occurrence, not caused by either of the parties, nor such as they could prevent. For purposes of an all risk… …

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  • 4fortuitous event — /fortyuwadas avent/ An event happening by chance or accident. That which happens by a cause which cannot be resisted. An unforeseen occurrence, not caused by either of the parties, nor such as they could prevent. For purposes of an all risk… …

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  • 5event — n 1: something that happens: occurrence 2: the issue or outcome of a legal action or proceeding as finally determined Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996 …

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  • 6fortuitous — I adjective accidental, adventitious, casual, chance, circumstantial, coincidental, designless, forte oblatus, fortuitus, haphazard, happening by chance, involuntary, lucky, occurring by chance, providential, random, spontaneous, surprise,… …

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  • 7fortuitous —  means by chance; it is not a synonym for fortunate. A fortuitous event may be fortunate, but equally it may not …

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  • 8event — The consequence of anything; the issue or outcome of an action as finally determined; that in which an action, operation, or series of operations, terminates. Noteworthy happening or occurrence. Something that happens. Distinguished from an act… …

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  • 9event — The consequence of anything; the issue or outcome of an action as finally determined; that in which an action, operation, or series of operations, terminates. Noteworthy happening or occurrence. Something that happens. Distinguished from an act… …

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  • 10fortuitous — fortuitous, fortuitously 1. The OED and all reputable dictionaries show fortuitous to be a word with only one meaning, ‘caused by chance, accidental’. Addison wrote in the Spectator in 1712 that the highest Degree of [wisdom] which Man can… …

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  • 11accident — ac·ci·dent n: an unexpected usu. sudden event that occurs without intent or volition although sometimes through carelessness, unawareness, ignorance, or a combination of causes and that produces an unfortunate result (as an injury) for which the… …

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  • 12aleatory contract — see contract Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996. aleatory contract …

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  • 13contingency — con·tin·gen·cy /kən tin jən sē/ n pl cies 1: the quality or state of being contingent 2: a contingent event or condition: as a: an event that may but is not certain to occur a contingency that made performance under the contract impossible b …

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  • 14Miracle — For other uses, see Miracle (disambiguation). The Raising of Lazarus, (c. 1410) from the Très Riches Heures du Duc de Berry, Musée Condé, France. A miracle often denotes an event attributed to divine intervention. Alternatively, it may be an… …

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  • 15force majeure — force ma·jeure / fȯrs ma zhər, mȧ zhœ̅r/ n [French, superior force] 1: superior or insuperable force 2: an event (as war, labor strike, or extreme weather) or effect that cannot be reasonably anticipated or controlled: fortuitous event compare …

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  • 16frustration — frus·tra·tion /ˌfrəs trā shən/ n 1 a: the act of frustrating b: the state or an instance of being frustrated c: something that frustrates 2: a common law doctrine of contract law: parties to a contract may be excused from performance even though… …

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  • 17aleatory contract — /eyliyatoriy kontraekt/ A mutual agreement, of which the effects, with respect both to the advantages and losses, whether to all the parties or to some of them, depend on an uncertain event. Restatement of Contracts, No. 291. Contracts in which… …

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  • 18aleatory contract — /eyliyatoriy kontraekt/ A mutual agreement, of which the effects, with respect both to the advantages and losses, whether to all the parties or to some of them, depend on an uncertain event. Restatement of Contracts, No. 291. Contracts in which… …

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  • 19fortuity — noun a) The state of being fortuitous b) A fortuitous event; an accident …

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  • 20fortuity — I noun accident, accidentalness, adventitiousness, adventure, casualness, casualty, chance, chance occurrence, coincidence, contingence, fluke, fortuitousness, happenstance, hazard, occurrence, opportunity, quirk, random luck, randomness,… …

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