- 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.
- of, relating to, or requiring no-fault insurance: a no-fault law; no-fault coverage.
- of, relating to, or designating a divorce in which there is no attempt or need to hold either party responsible for the breakup.
Origin of no-fault
An Americanism dating back to 1965–70
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Examples from the Web for no-fault
They ultimately settled with each other and agreed to a no-fault divorce on Jan. 18, 2007.Most Dysfunctional Star Couples
The Daily Beast
November 3, 2010
But in 2003, New York was the last state in America that still didn't have no-fault divorce on the books.
If no-fault is good, why do we have the highest divorce rate of any Western nation?
“The best interests of the child” governs in child custody, yet no-fault divorce does not serve that end.
But no-fault divorce takes away a woman's bargaining chips when her husband decides he wants to ditch her.
Word Origin and History for no-fault
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