force majeure


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force ma·jeure

 (fôrs′ mä-zhûr′)
n.
1. Superior or overpowering force.
2. See vis major.

[French : force, force + majeure, greater.]

force majeure

(ˈfɔːs mæˈʒɜː; -ˈdʒʊə)
n
(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]

force′ ma•jeure′

(mæˈʒɜr, mɑ-)

n.
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]

force majeure

A French phrase meaning greater force, used to mean an irresistible force or an event that cannot be controlled.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.force majeure - a natural and unavoidable catastrophe that interrupts the expected course of eventsforce 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"
calamity, catastrophe, tragedy, disaster, cataclysm - an event resulting in great loss and misfortune; "the whole city was affected by the irremediable calamity"; "the earthquake was a disaster"
Translations
caso fortuitofuerza mayor

force majeure

nhöhere Gewalt; to bow to force majeuresich höherer Gewalt (dat)beugen
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