American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Superior or overpowering force.
- n. An unexpected or uncontrollable event.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Superior force.
- n. an overwhelming force
- n. law an unavoidable catastrophe, especially one that prevents someone from fulfilling a legal obligation
- n. a natural and unavoidable catastrophe that interrupts the expected course of events
- From French force majeure (greater force) (Wiktionary)
- French : force, force + majeure, greater. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“But even where this is so, the additional costs incident to an event of force majeure are the guarantor’s concern.”
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