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Noun Concept
Categories: Contract law, Insurance law legal terminology, Emergency management, All articles lacking reliable references, Common law legal terms
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force majeure  act of God  vis major  inevitable accident  unavoidable casualty
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A natural and unavoidable catastrophe that interrupts the expected course of events WordNet 3.0
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A natural and unavoidable catastrophe that interrupts the expected course of events WordNet 3.0 & WordNet 2020
Force majeure, sometimes, but erroneously, referred to as force majure, is a common clause in contracts which essentially frees both parties from liability or obligation when an extraordinary event or circumstance beyond the control of the parties, such as a war, strike, riot, crime, epidemic or an event described by the legal term act of God, prevents one or both parties from fulfilling their obligations under the contract. Wikipedia
In legal usage throughout the English-speaking world, an act of God is a natural hazard outside human control, such as an earthquake or tsunami, for which no person can be held responsible. Wikipedia
A legal term for events outside of human control Wikipedia Disambiguation
Contract clause regarding extraordinary occurrence beyond control which prevents one or both parties from fulfilling their obligations Wikidata
Usually-natural disaster outside human control, for which no person is at fault Wikidata
A non attributable impossibility to redeem an obligation. OmegaWiki
An unforeseen occurrence beyond one's control, such as a natural disaster. Wiktionary
Unforeseen occurrence. Wiktionary (translation)
An unavoidable catastrophe, especially one that prevents someone from fulfilling a legal obligation. Wiktionary
Unavoidable catastrophe. Wiktionary (translation)
A greater force; "act of God"; unavoidable accident. Wiktionary
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He discovered that his house was not insured against acts of God WordNet 3.0