un·fore·see·able /ˌən-fōr-'sē-ə-bəl/ adj: not capable of being reasonably anticipated or expected: such that a person of ordinary prudence would not expect to occur or exist under the circumstances
an unforeseeable misuse
an unforeseeable injury
un·fore·see·abil·i·ty /-ˌsē-ə-'bi-lə-tē/ n

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

I adjective contrary to expectations, improbable, startling, subitaneous, sudden surprise, unaccountable, unanticipated, uncertain, unexpected, unintended, unlooked for, unplanned, unprecedented, unpredictable, unpredicted, unprepared for, unthought of, unusual, unwonted associated concepts: unforseeable consequences, unforseeable events II index unpredictable

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006

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