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OCCURRENCE Definition & Legal Meaning

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A cause of an injury, damage or destruction of property that belongs to a third party. Insurance policies state that the losses from a general cause are classified as being under one occurrence. The limit on the number of occurences is stated in the policy. They differ from accidental losses in the sense that a continual exposure to the source of harm is the cause for losses.


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