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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)
(Law) See force majeure
[from Latin, literally: greater force]
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|Noun||1.||vis 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"|
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