vis major


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vis ma·jor

 (vĭs mā′jər)
n. pl. vi·res ma·jo·res (vī′rēz mə-jôr′ēz, -jŏr′-) Law
An overwhelming, unanticipated, and unpreventable event, usually caused by a natural force, the occurrence of which may exempt a party from performing the obligations of a contract. Also called force majeure.

[Latin vīs māior : vīs, force + māior, greater.]
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vis major

(ˈvɪs ˈmeɪdʒə)
n
(Law) See force majeure
[from Latin, literally: greater force]
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Noun1.vis major - a natural and unavoidable catastrophe that interrupts the expected course of eventsvis major - 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"
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