Force majeure clause
Any type of superior authority, an unforseen issue in an agreement.
A superior force. An event that no human foresight could anticipate or which if anticipated, is too strong to be considered e.g an industrial strike which leads to loss of profits.
French for an act of God; an inevitable, unpredictable act of nature, not dependent on an act of man. Used in insurance contracts to refer to acts of nature such as earthquakes or lightning.
Expanded Legal Definition of Firefighters' Rule French for an act of God; an inevitable, unpredictable act of nature, not dependent on an act of man.
often cap A : an extraordinary natural event (as a flood or earthquake) that cannot be reasonably foreseen or prevented compare force majeure, inevitable accident, unavoidable accident NOTE: It is a ...
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: an event of natural or human origin that could not have been reasonably foreseen or expected and is out of the control of the persons concerned (as parties to a contract)
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An event, usually a disaster, caused solely by the effect of nature or natural causes. Insurance contracts often waive their obligations for damage caused by hurricanes, floods or earthquakes, calling them "acts of God". See also "force majeure".
See also: Force, Contract, Estate, Contra, Person