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force majeure Line breaks: force ma¦jeure
Pronunciation: /ˌfɔːs maˈʒəː/

Definition of force majeure in English:

noun

[mass noun]
1 Law Unforeseeable circumstances that prevent someone from fulfilling a contract.
Example sentences
  • Industry sources said on Monday that both BHP and Rio had declared force majeure following severe flooding.
  • Eni SpA has declared force majeure on shipments from its Ogbainbiri oil flow station in Nigeria after the facility was attacked on Sunday, an Eni spokeswoman said.
  • A spokesman for the company said the declaration of force majeure would only apply to new ships about to join a queue of about 55 vessels waiting off the port to be loaded.

Origin

French, literally 'superior strength'.

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