What is DAMNUM FATALE?

Fatal damage; damage from fate: loss happening from a cause beyond human control, (quod ex fato contingit,) or an act of God, and for which bailees are not liable ; such as shipwreck, lightning, and the like. Dig. 4, 9, 3. 1; Story, Bailrn.

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