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  • Act of nature — The term act of nature can refer to: * a natural disaster, generally; or * a legal term used in certain contracts, synonymous with the legal term an act of God …   Wikipedia

  • act of God — {n.} An occurrence (usually some sort of catastrophe) for which the people affected are not responsible; said of earthquakes, floods, etc. * /Hurricane Andrew destroyed many houses in Florida, but some types of insurance did not compensate the… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • act of God — {n.} An occurrence (usually some sort of catastrophe) for which the people affected are not responsible; said of earthquakes, floods, etc. * /Hurricane Andrew destroyed many houses in Florida, but some types of insurance did not compensate the… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • Act of God — is a legal term [cite book |last = Black |first = Henry Campbell |title = Black s Law Dictionary |id = ISBN 0 314 76271 X |publisher = West Publishing Co. |year = 1990 |edition = 6th edition |pages = 33 |location = Saint Paul, Minnesota] for… …   Wikipedia

  • Act of Independence of Lithuania — The Act of Independence of Lithuania ( lt. Lietuvos Nepriklausomybės Aktas) or Act of February 16 was signed by the Council of Lithuania on February 16, 1918, proclaiming the restoration of an independent State of Lithuania, governed by… …   Wikipedia

  • Act of Union 1840 — The Act of Union (3 4 Vict. c. 35) passed in July 1840 and proclaimed February 10, 1841, abolished the legislatures of Lower Canada and Upper Canada and established a new political entity, the Province of Canada to replace them. This act… …   Wikipedia

  • Act of Uniformity — Uniformity U ni*form i*ty, n. [L. uniformitas: cf. F. uniformit[ e].] 1. The quality or state of being uniform; freedom from variation or difference; resemblance to itself at all times; sameness of action, effect, etc., under like conditions;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • act of God —    This term refers to an natural event or accident, for which no person is responsible (such as an earthquake, lightning and similar acts of nature).     The insurance company refused to pay for the damage because it was caused by an act of God …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • Commodification of nature — The commodification of nature is an area of research within critical environmental studies concerned with the ways in which natural entities and processes are made exchangeable through the market, and the implications thereof. Drawing upon the… …   Wikipedia

  • State of nature — is a term in political philosophy used in social contract theories to describe the hypothetical condition that preceded governments. There must have been a time before government, and so the question is how legitimate government could emerge from …   Wikipedia

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