Legal Definition and Related Resources of Fire

Meaning of Fire

The courts apply the popular meaning which is the effect of combustion.

Fire Alternative Definition

The common understanding of the word “fire” would never include heat, short of the degree of ignition, however produced. 30 111. App. 266. Thus neither artificial nor solar heat, 6 Taunt. 436; 2 Marsh. 130; nor lightning, nor an explosion of gunpowder or of firedanap, or of a steam-engine, nor the discharge of ordnance, nor a projectile from either a volcano or a gun, is “fire” within a fire policy, unless there be an actual setting on fire directly causing the injury insured against. 19 C. B. N. S. 133, 34 L. J. C. P. 301.

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See Also

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  • Workers’ Compensation.

    Death System; Grief: Traumatic; Social Functions of Death

    National Labor Relations Act ; New York City ; Progressive Movement ; Workers’ Compensation.

    Industrial Revolution, Women in the Workplace, Working Conditions in Factories

  • Further Reading

    New York State Factory Investigating Commission. Preliminary Report of the Factory Investigating Commission. Albany: The Argus Company, 1912.

    Rosner, David, and Gerald Markowitz. Deadly Dust. Silicosis and the Politics of Occupational Disease in Twentieth-Century America. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1991.

    Stein, Leon. The Triangle Fire. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 2001.


    Dubofsky, Melvyn. When Workers Organize. Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press, 1968.

    Foner, Philip S. Women and the American Labor Movement. New York: Free Press, 1979.

    Park, David W. “Compensation or Confiscation,” Ph.D. diss., University of Wisconsin, Madison, 2000.



    Legal English Vocabulary: Fire in Spanish

    Online translation of the English legal term fire into Spanish: incendio (English to Spanish translation) . More about legal dictionary from english to spanish online.

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    • International Environmental Law
    • Environmental Law Violations
    • Pollution
    • Environmental Law
    • Environmental Policy
    • Disaster

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