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fortuitous event

noun for·tu·i·tous event \ fȯr-ˈtü-ə-təs-, -ˈtyü- \

legal Definition of fortuitous event

: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) :force majeure called also cas fortuit; see also frustration — compare inevitable accident

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