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force ma·jeure(fôrs′ mä-zhûr′)
1. Superior or overpowering force.
2. See vis major.
[French : force, force + majeure, greater.]
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force majeure(ˈfɔːs mæˈʒɜː; -ˈdʒʊə)
(Law) law irresistible force or compulsion such as will excuse a party from performing his or her part of a contract
[from French: superior force]
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force′ ma•jeure′(mæˈʒɜr, mɑ-)
1. an overwhelming or irresistible force.
2. an event or effect that may be considered impossible to control or anticipate.
[1880–85; < French: literally, superior force]
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A French phrase meaning greater force, used to mean an irresistible force or an event that cannot be controlled.
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|Noun||1.||force majeure - a natural and unavoidable catastrophe that interrupts the expected course of events; "he discovered that his house was not insured against acts of God"|
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