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fortuitous event

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

Legal Definition of fortuitous event

  1. :  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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