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force majeure

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Law
force majeureforce ma‧jeure /ˌfɔːs mæˈʒɜː $ ˌfɔːrs mɑːˈʒɜːr/ noun [uncountable] law 🔊 🔊 SCLunexpected events, for example a war, that prevent someone from doing what they had officially planned or agreed to do. An event like this can legally allow an agreement or contract to be changed or ended.
Examples from the Corpus
force majeureThe company declared force majeure on its shipping commitments.
From Longman Business Dictionaryforce majeureforce ma‧jeure /ˌfɔːs mæˈʒɜːˌfɔːrs mɑːˈʒɜːr/ noun [uncountable] LAW unexpected events, for example wars, strikes, and things such as floods or earthquakes, that prevent people from doing what they officially promised or agreed to do. An event like this can legally allow an agreement or contract to be ended or changedI want a force majeure clause added to the contract.
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