force majeure

  

Definition

Standard clause found in construction and supply contracts, it exempts the contracting parties from fulfilling their contractual obligations for causes that could not be anticipated and/or are beyond their control. These causes usually include act of God, act of man, act of parliament, and other impersonal events or occurrences. French for, superior force. Also called irresistible force.

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  • The force majeure was of vital importance to the businessman as no one is able to predict the future with reasonable certainty.

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  • When you are getting involved in a new contract you must make sure you agree with any force majeure before signing.

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  • The contract had a force majeure in it, to ensure that the construction workers did not have to fulfill their duties for things beyond their control.

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