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 Act of Faith (auto da fé),Actæon. 
E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Act of God (An).
“Damnum fatle,” such as loss by lightning, shipwreck, fire, etc.; loss arising from fatality, and not from one’s own fault, theft, and so on. A Devonshire jury once found a verdict—“That deceased died by the act of God, brought about by the flooded condition of the river.”   1

 Act of Faith (auto da fé),Actæon. 


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