fortuitous event

Definition of "fortuitous event"
  1. An incident that originates naturally or from human action, that wasn't predictable or anticipable, and that's beyond the control of the involved individuals, such as parties to a contract
How to use "fortuitous event" in a sentence
  1. The severe flooding, considered a fortuitous event, delayed the construction project.
  2. Due to the fortuitous event of the sudden power outage, the performance was postponed.
  3. The contract had a clause releasing the parties from obligation in case of a fortuitous event.

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