Legal Definition and Related Resources of Happen

Meaning of Happen

To come by chance ; to come without one’s previous expectation. To come; befall; come to pass (originally by hap or chance). To take place ; occur; betide; befall. The most general verb to express the simple occurrence of an event , often with little or no implication of chance or absence of design.

Happen Alternative Definition

The word happen, in its strictest literal sense, signifies an unexpected event. It is also not uncommonly used as synonymous with “occur,” “take place,” “exist” and “happens to be.” 51 N. J. Law, 192.

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  • Contingency
  • Occur







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