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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, relating to, or requiring no-fault insurance:
a no-fault law; no-fault coverage.
3.
of, relating 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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Examples from the web for no-fault
  • It established a no-fault court to handle injury claims, with ceilings on potential damages.
  • Readers respond to an article about pros and cons of no-fault divorce.
  • We know that because with the rise of no-fault divorce the divorce industry flourished.
  • If you live in a no-fault state, this section applies to you.
Word Origin and History for no-fault
adj.

as a type of U.S. motor vehicle insurance, 1967, from no + fault (n.).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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