Definition of no-fault in English:
1.1Denoting an insurance policy that is valid regardless of whether the policyholder was at fault: no-fault automobile insurance
More example sentences
- It was intended to be a form of mandatory, no-fault insurance.
- You know, I like the idea of no-fault insurance, but I really wish it were removed just for people who drove drunk.
- In no-fault auto insurance, for instance, the victim of an accident cannot normally drag the driver who hit her into a deposition and before a jury.
1.2Denoting an insurance or compensation plan (especially one covering medical or industrial accidents) whereby a claimant need not legally prove negligence against any party.
- A few countries have introduced no-fault compensation schemes, in which victims of accidents automatically receive, from specially constituted funds, compensation based on their needs rather than on proof of fault.
- In 1974 the New Zealand government introduced a national no-fault insurance scheme which provides compensation for every person who's injured, whether it's at home, at work, or in the doctor's surgery.
- The suggestion by Stephen Byers (the former Cabinet minister) that a voluntary scheme of no-fault compensation would cut lawyers out of the equation might sound fine in theory.
1.3Of or denoting a form of divorce granted without requiring one party to prove that the other is to blame for the breakdown of the marriage.
- One in two marriages will fail with the wife being twice as likely to initiate the proceedings on grounds of ‘general discontent’ - the minimum requirement of no-fault divorce.
- Decades of scholarly work on no-fault divorce suggests that, in an era of disposable marriage, not much can be done for women who choose to devote themselves to their children.
- As with the rise of unilateral no-fault divorce, the effects of same-sex marriage will be generational, gradual - and very hard to reverse.
Definition of no-fault in:
- British & World English dictionary