bn:00001081n
Noun Concept
Categories: Tort law legal terminology, Common law legal terms, Contract law legal terminology, Natural disasters, Insurance law legal terminology
EN
act of God  force majeure  vis major  inevitable accident  unavoidable casualty
EN
A natural and unavoidable catastrophe that interrupts the expected course of events WordNet 3.0
Definitions
Examples
Relations
Sources
EN
A natural and unavoidable catastrophe that interrupts the expected course of events WordNet 3.0 & Open English WordNet
In contract law, force majeure 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 sudden legal change prevents one or both parties from fulfilling their obligations under the contract. Wikipedia
In legal usage in the English-speaking world, an act of God or damnum fatale is a natural hazard outside human control, such as an earthquake or tsunami, for which no person can be held responsible. Wikipedia
Common clause in contracts that frees parties from legal obligation when an extraordinary event or circumstance occurs. 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
EN
He discovered that his house was not insured against acts of God WordNet 3.0 & Open English WordNet