perils

  • The technical meaning is reserved to denote the particular forms of misfortune that can strike, such as fire, windstorm, collision, hail, bodily injury, loss of profits, etc.

    Internal Revenue Service 1

1Internal Revenue Service, Internal Revenue Manual 4.42.6 Glossary, http://­www.irs.gov/­irm/­part4/­irm_04-042-006.html (last accessed Dec. 22, 2009).