Definition of force majeure noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

force majeure

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˌfɔːs mæˈʒɜː(r)//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌfɔːrs mæˈʒɜːr//
 
[uncountable](from French, law)
 
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unexpected circumstances, such as war, that can be used as an excuse when they prevent somebody from doing something that is written in a contract Word OriginFrench, literally ‘superior strength’.
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