force majeure clause
- A part of a contract that releases the parties from fulfilling their responsibilities when an unforeseeable event makes the completion impossible or unfeasible
- The eruption of the volcano triggered the force majeure clause in the construction contract, freeing the firm from completing the building.
- After the earthquake, the shipping company invoked the force majeure clause, allowing it to suspend deliveries.
- Due to an unforeseen strike by the supplier's workers, the force majeure clause in the contract was activated, relieving the retailer of their obligation to purchase the goods.