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no-fault

[noh-fawlt]
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.
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adjective
  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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Origin of no-fault

An Americanism dating back to 1965–70
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Word Origin and History for no-fault

adj.

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

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