Definition of Force majeure

1. Noun. A natural and unavoidable catastrophe that interrupts the expected course of events. "He discovered that his house was not insured against acts of God"

Definition of Force majeure

1. Noun. an overwhelming force ¹

2. Noun. (legal) an unavoidable catastrophe, especially one that prevents someone from fulfilling a legal obligation ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Force Majeure

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force majeure (current term)
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Literary usage of Force majeure

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Proceedings of the Hague Peace Conferences: Translation of the Original by James Brown Scott, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace Division of International Law (1921)
"Mr. Fromageot (reporter) reads his report on the destruction of neutral prizes in case of force majeure (see report to the committee of examination annexed ..."

2. Supreme Court Reporter by Robert Desty, United States Supreme Court, West Publishing Company (1887)
""force majeure" is also rendered in different places "unforeseen events,"9 "overpowering force,"10 and "force," n only; "événement de force majeure" as ..."

3. The American and English Encyclopedia of Law by John Houston Merrill, Charles Frederic Williams, Thomas Johnson Michie, David Shephard Garland (1887)
"In one place cas fortuit ou force majeure is rendered ' fortuitous event or irresistible force,' and in another ' accidental and uncontrollable events;' ..."

4. The Law Journal Reports: New Series (1884)
"Upon the true construction of this contract force majeure in Algeria is not a good defence to the action. The contract was made in England ; the esparto was ..."

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