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" An event that takes place without one's foresight or expectation ; an event that proceeds from an unknown cause, or is an unusual effect of a known cause, and therefore not expected ; chance, casualty, contingency. "
Popular and Complete English Dictionary: Exhibiting the Pronunciation ... - Page 32
by John Boag - 1848 - 1497 pages
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An American Dictionary of the English Language: Exhibiting the Origin ...

Noah Webster - English language - 1846 - 1079 pages
...[SMAcciosjsjT.] A small book, contain ing the rudiments of grammar. AC'CI-DEiNT, 7i. [L. occutau.l 1. A coming or falling; an event that takes place without one's foresight or (?»• pectation ; an event which proceeds from an unknown cause, or Is an unusual effect of a known...
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The Albany Law Journal: A Monthly Record of the Law and the Lawyers, Volume 36

Law - 1888
...injury is cansed by a blow with a pitchfork or a strain in handling it? And they define an accident as an event that takes place without one's foresight...expectation, an event which proceeds from an unknown canse or the unusual effecjt of a known, and therefore not expected chance, casualty or contingency...
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The Insurance Cyclopaedia: Being a Dictionary of the Definitions of Terms ...

Cornelius Walford - Insurance - 1871
...or happens, or occurs to. — Richardson. Chance ; an unessential quality or property. — Chambers. An event that takes place without one's foresight or expectation ; an event that proceeds from an unknown cause, or is an unusual effect of a known cause, and therefore not expected...
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The Insurance Cyclopáedia: Being a Dictionary of the Definition of ..., Volume 1

Cornelius Walford - Insurance - 1871
...or happens, or occurs to. — Richardson. Chance ; an unessential quality or property. — Chambers. An event that takes place without one's foresight or expectation ; an event that proceeds from an unknown cause, or is an unusual effect of a known cause, and therefore not expected...
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The Insurance Cyclopeadia: Being a Dictionary of the Definitions of Terms ...

Cornelius Walford - Insurance - 1871
...or happens, or occurs to. — Richardson. Chance ; an unessential quality or property. — Chambers. An event that takes place without one's foresight or expectation ; an event that proceeds from an unknown cause, or is an unusual effect of a known cause, and therefore not expected...
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The Federal Reporter

Law reports, digests, etc - 1906
...be said to be unusual in its character. What is an accident? Webster defines it to be: 143F.— 18 "An event that takes place without one's foresight or expectation ; an event that proceeds from an unknown cause, or is an unusual effect of a kuown cause, and therefore not expected."...
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The York Legal Record, Volume 4

Law - 1884
...event, incident, casualty, chance. And by Webster, an event that takes place without one's forethought or expectation ; an event which proceeds from an unknown cause, or is an unusal effect of a known cause, and therefore not expected ; chance, casualty, contingency. In view...
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Atlantic Reporter, Volume 62

Law reports, digests, etc - 1906
...provision of section 16G4, clearly entitle the petitioner to a new trial. Webster defines accident as an event that takes place without one's foresight...expectation; an event which proceeds from an unknown cause, and therefore not expected; chance, casualty, contingency. The word has often received judicial construction....
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United States Reports: Cases Adjudged in the Supreme Court at ..., Volume 139

United States. Supreme Court - Law reports, digests, etc - 1891
...as we have seen, from a cause unknown. An accident or casualty, according to common understanding, proceeds from an unknown cause or is an unusual effect of a known cause. Either may be properly said to occur by chance and unexpectedly. Webster's Diet.; Imperial Diet. It...
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United States Reports: ... and Rules Announced at ...

United States. Supreme Court - Law reports, digests, etc - 1891
...as we have seen, from a cause unknown. An accident or casualty, according to common understanding, proceeds from an unknown cause or is an unusual effect of a known cause. Either may be properly said to occur by chance and unexpectedly. Webster's Diet.; Imperial Diet. It...
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