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Act of God (An)

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“Damnum fatāle,” such as loss by lightning, shipwreck, fire, etc.; loss arising from fatality, and not from one’s own fault, theft, and so on. A Devonshire jury once found a verdict—“That deceased died by the act of God, brought about by the flooded condition of the river.”

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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Acres
Acroamatics
Acroatic
Acrobat
Acropolis
Acrostic (Greek, akros stichos)
Acrostics
Act and Opponency
Act of Faith (auto da fé)
Act of God (An)
Actæon
Actian Years
Action Sermon
Active
Activity
Acton
Actresses
Acu tetigisti
Acutiator
Ad Græcas Calendas. (Deferred)