Meaning of no-fault

no-fault

Pronunciation: (nō'fôlt"), [key]
— n.
  1. Also calleda 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.
—adj.
  1. of, pertaining to, or requiring no-fault insurance: a no-fault law; no-fault coverage.
  2. of, pertaining 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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