1Unforeseeable circumstances that prevent someone from fulfilling a contract.
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- 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.
late 19th century: French, literally 'greater force'.
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