force majeure clause

Definition of "force majeure clause"
  1. A part of a contract that releases the parties from fulfilling their responsibilities when an unforeseeable event makes the completion impossible or unfeasible
How to use "force majeure clause" in a sentence
  1. The eruption of the volcano triggered the force majeure clause in the construction contract, freeing the firm from completing the building.
  2. After the earthquake, the shipping company invoked the force majeure clause, allowing it to suspend deliveries.
  3. 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.

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