hazard


hazard
A risk or peril, assumed or involved, whether in connection with contract relation, employment, personal relation, sport or gambling. A danger or risk lurking in a situation which by change or fortuity develops into an active agency of harm. Hough v. Contributory Retirement Appeal Board, 309 Mass. 534, 36 N.E.2d 415, 417, 418.
Exposure to the chance of loss or injury. Caminetti v. Guaranty Union Life Ins. Co., 52 Cal.App.2d 330, 126 P.2d 159, 163.
A game of chance or wagering.
In insurance law, the risk, danger, or probability that the event insured against may happen, varying with the circumstances of the particular case.
In old English law, an unlawful game at dice, those who play at it being called "hazardors."
See also dangerous
- risk.
@ moral hazard
In fire insurance, the risk or danger of the destruction of the insured property by fire, as measured by the character and interest of the insured owner, his habits as a prudent and careful man or the reverse, his known integrity or his bad reputation, and the amount of loss he would suffer by the destruction of the property or the gain he would make by suffering it to burn and collecting the insurance
@ hazardor
/haezardar/ In old English law, one who played at a hazard, i.e., an unlawful game of dice
@

Black's law dictionary. . 1990.

Synonyms:

Look at other dictionaries:

  • hazard — HAZARD. s. m. (L H s aspire.) Fortune, sort, rencontre fortuite. Coup de hazard. ce sera un grand hazard si telle chose n arrive. donner quelque chose au hazard. donner tout au hazard. c est un pur effet du hazard. il a trouvé un bon hazard. Jeu… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • Hazard — (altfranzösisch hasart „Würfelspiel“ von arabisch az zahr „Spielwürfel“) ist: ein Glücksspiel, siehe Hazard (Würfelspiel) ein Hazard / Hasardspiel, eine vom Würfelspiel abgeleitete Bezeichnung für ein Glücksspiel, siehe Glücksspiel ein Spiel bzw …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • hazard — haz‧ard [ˈhæzəd ǁ ərd] noun [countable] something that may be dangerous, cause problems, accidents etc: • There may be other workplaces with similar fire hazards. • We want to take waste away from places where it poses a health hazard. • The… …   Financial and business terms

  • hazard — HAZÁRD, hazarduri, s.n. Împrejurare sau concurs de împrejurări (favorabile sau nefavorabile) a căror cauză rămâne în general necunoscută; p. ext. întâmplare neprevăzută, neaşteptată. ♦ Soartă, destin. ♢ Joc de hazard = joc de noroc. – Din fr.… …   Dicționar Român

  • hazard — haz·ard / ha zərd/ n: a condition that tends to create or increase the possibility of loss used esp. in insurance law Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996. hazard …   Law dictionary

  • Hazard — Haz ard (h[a^]z [ e]rd), n. [F. hasard, Sp. azar an unforeseen disaster or accident, an unfortunate card or throw at dice, prob. fr. Ar. zahr, z[=a]r, a die, which, with the article al the, would give azzahr, azz[=a]r.] 1. A game of chance played …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Hazard — Hazard, NE U.S. village in Nebraska Population (2000): 66 Housing Units (2000): 39 Land area (2000): 0.253208 sq. miles (0.655805 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 0.253208 sq. miles (0.655805 sq.… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Hazard — Haz ard, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Hazarded}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Hazarding}.] [Cf. F. hasarder. See {Hazard}, n.] [1913 Webster] 1. To expose to the operation of chance; to put in danger of loss or injury; to venture; to risk. [1913 Webster] Men hazard… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • hazard — {{/stl 13}}{{stl 8}}rz. mnż I, D. u, Mc. hazardrdzie {{/stl 8}}{{stl 20}} {{/stl 20}}{{stl 12}}1. {{/stl 12}}{{stl 7}} niebezpieczne przedsięwzięcie, którego wynik jest wątpliwy i zależny wyłącznie od przypadku, ślepego losu; ryzyko : {{/stl… …   Langenscheidt Polski wyjaśnień

  • Hazard, KY — U.S. city in Kentucky Population (2000): 4806 Housing Units (2000): 2291 Land area (2000): 7.019985 sq. miles (18.181678 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 7.019985 sq. miles (18.181678 sq. km) FIPS …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Hazard, NE — U.S. village in Nebraska Population (2000): 66 Housing Units (2000): 39 Land area (2000): 0.253208 sq. miles (0.655805 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 0.253208 sq. miles (0.655805 sq. km) FIPS… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places