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force majeure

force majeure

noun force ma·jeure \ˌfrs-mä-ˈzhər, -mə-\

Definition of FORCE MAJEURE

1
:  superior or irresistible force
2
:  an event or effect that cannot be reasonably anticipated or controlled — compare act of god

Origin of FORCE MAJEURE

French, superior force
First Known Use: 1883

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