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no-fault

[noh-fawlt] /ˈnoʊˌfɔlt/
noun
1.
Also called no-fault insurance. a form of automobile insurance designed to enable the policyholder in case of an accident to collect a certain basic compensation promptly for economic loss from his or her own insurance company without determination of liability.
adjective
2.
of, pertaining to, or requiring no-fault insurance:
a no-fault law; no-fault coverage.
3.
of, pertaining to, or designating a divorce in which there is no attempt or need to hold either party responsible for the breakup.
Origin
1965-1970
1965-70, Americanism
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Word Origin and History for no fault insurance
no-fault
as a type of U.S. motor vehicle insurance, attested from 1967.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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