Definitions from Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition and Ballentine's Law Dictionary as are available for each term in each dictionary.
  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    Exposed to or involving danger; perilous; risky. The terms "hazardous," "extra-hazardous," "specially hazardous," and "not hazardous" are well-understood technical terms in the business of insurance, having distinct and separate meanings. Although what goods are included in each designation may not be so known as to dispense with actual proof, the terms themselves are distinct and known to be so Russell v. Insurance Co., 50 Minn. 409, 52 N. W. 906; Pindar v. Insurance Co., 38 N. Y. 365.
    —Hazardous contract. See Contract.
    — Hazardons insurance. Insurance effected on property which is in unusual or peculiar danger of destruction by fire, or on the life of a man whose occupation exposes him to special or unusual perils.
    —Hazardons negligence. See Negligence.