hostile fire

hostile fire
In insurance law, a combustion that cannot be controlled, that escapes from where it was initially set and confined, or one that was not intended to exist.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


hostile fire
In insurance law, a combustion that cannot be controlled, that escapes from where it was initially set and confined, or one that was not intended to exist.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

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  • hostile fire — In fire insurance law, a fire which breaks out in place not anticipated; fire which escapes into area not expected. One which becomes uncontrollable or breaks out from where it was intended to be and becomes hostile element. Reliance Ins. Co. v.… …   Black's law dictionary

  • hostile fire — In fire insurance law, a fire which breaks out in place not anticipated; fire which escapes into area not expected. One which becomes uncontrollable or breaks out from where it was intended to be and becomes hostile element. Reliance Ins. Co. v.… …   Black's law dictionary

  • hostile fire — noun fire that injures or kills an enemy • Hypernyms: ↑fire, ↑firing * * * noun : a fire that is not confined in a receptacle specifically made to contain fire used in fire insurance contracts; compare friendly fire * * * Insurance. an… …   Useful english dictionary

  • hostile fire — A term familiar in the law of fire insurance as signifying the opposite of friendly fire. A fire unexpected, unintended, not anticipated, in a place not intended for it to be and where fire is not ordinarily maintained, or a fire which has… …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • hostile fire — Insurance. an unintentional fire, from which any resulting loss can be claimed as an insurance liability (opposed to friendly fire). * * * …   Universalium

  • hostile — hos·tile adj 1: having an intimidating, antagonistic, or offensive nature a hostile work environment 2 a: of or relating to an opposing party in a legal action a hostile claim b: adverse to the interests of a party to a legal action if the… …   Law dictionary

  • fire — Verb: To discharge an employee; to make or keep something burning; to supply fuel, as to a furnace. Noun: A burning; a conflagration. As used in a fire insurance policy: a hostile, rather than a friendly fire. 29A Am J Rev Ins § 1287. See… …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • hostile — adjective Etymology: Middle French or Latin; Middle French, from Latin hostilis, from hostis Date: 1580 1. a. of or relating to an enemy < hostile fire > b. marked by malevolence < a hostile act > c. openly opposed or resisting < a hos …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • fire loss — The risk covered by a fire insurance policy. Inclusive of the destruction of property directly or indirectly pursuant to the orders of civil authorities. Anno: 76 ALR2d 1140, 1146, 1147. Loss from a hostile fire, not loss from a friendly fire.… …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • Hostile Waters (film) — Hostile Waters is a British 1997 television film about the loss of the K 219 , a Yankee I class nuclear ballistic missile sub. The film stars Rutger Hauer as the commander of K 219 and claims to be based on the true story. The film was produced… …   Wikipedia

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