Act Of God Definition and Legal Meaning

On this page, you'll find the legal definition and meaning of Act Of God, written in plain English, along with examples of how it is used.

What is Act Of God?

n. act of God is a legal term for those events which are outside of control of humans and for which no one can be held responsible and which cannot be prevented. If a duty, to be performed, is casted by law on a party and its execution is hindered by Act of God, then the party can be excused. But someone who put others in danger by his/her negligence or lack of character or unpreparedness which could have been avoided, then he is held guilty for the slip even in case of Act of God.