[ noh-fawlt ]


  1. Also called no-fault insurance. 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 their own insurance company without determination of liability.


  1. of, relating to, or requiring no-fault insurance:

    a no-fault law; no-fault coverage.

  2. of, relating to, or designating a divorce in which there is no attempt or need to hold either party responsible for the breakup.

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Word History and Origins

Origin of no-fault1

An Americanism dating back to 1965–70

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Example Sentences

That's why they should pair it with making marriage mandatory, and eliminating no-fault divorce.

They ultimately settled with each other and agreed to a no-fault divorce on Jan. 18, 2007.

Now that NY has become the 50th state to enact no-fault divorce, women no longer have that option.

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?


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