Casus fortuitus

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Related to Casus fortuitus: vis major
an accident against which due prudence could not have provided. See Act of God, under Act.

See also: Casus

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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Waltenberger explores how the interdiscursive potential of historiographical and legal discourse, with particular reference to the figure of Fortuna and the legal concept of casus fortuitus, contributes to the differentiation of meaning and to the fictional autonomy of the text, allowing the narrative to transcend the final limitation of the chronicle framework.