1.) n. A legal term, usually meaning a natural disaster or other uncontrollable event.

2.) n. A miracle, astounding event. Primarily used by religious people.
1.) Sorry, but we can't replace the iPod you lost in the hurricane because it was an act of God.

2.) I just won the lottery yesterday! What an act of God!
by TheYellowBanana August 28, 2009
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(n.) unfortunate event which could not have been stopped by better maintanance. A legally accepted term in many countries
Telegraph pole falls down during a storm and crushes your house, car and kills your family? You can't sue the company that put it up, act of God act of God!
by Gumba Gumba August 04, 2004
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something that tosser insurance companys use, so you can't sue some corporation because there was an accident with a man made object, that was caused by a natural event, so say, a mudslide pushes your poorly constructed house over, along with another 200 peoples, nobady can sue the builders because they didn't cause the mudslide. widely documented in the fictional movie with billy connoly, "the man who sued god" about a man whose bat is destroyed when lightning strikes it, and sets off to sue the insurance company, then, after discovering about the act of god rule, goes and sues god...
my car was hit by a weakly cemented signpost during gale force winds, and I can't sue the fucking council because it's an act of god dammit!
by jimmy smith April 11, 2005
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A manifestation especially of a violent or destructive natural force, such as a lightning strike or earthquake, that is beyond human power to cause, prevent, or control.
Seth: Died instantly?
Jacob: Not quite. She was trapped in the wreck for about... six hours before she passed on.
Seth: Yeah, those acts of God really stick it in and break it off, don't they?
by Geckoi July 01, 2009
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If a gamma ray burst or solar flare is not to blame for an information systems failure(s) that no geek on this earth, working or idle, can possibly explain.

The event shall not be considered a 'true' TAOG unless an electronic payment system failure results in thousands or perhaps millions of individuals being catapulted into economic catastrophe.
Debtor "My pay wasn't direct deposited because of the (blank) crash and they can't cut me a cheque because they only do direct deposit"

Creditor "By saving a year's worth of take home pay as an emergency fund you would'nt be in this situation now would you.

Save money and think positive and stuff like this wouldn't happen to you. It is what it is - a technological act of god"
by holland.paul.5150 February 28, 2017
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