Definitions for "Force Majeure"
This is an event which cannot be controlled and which stops duties, under an agreement, being carried out.
An unexpected and unavoidable event, such as a natural disaster or war, that may prevent a party from performing its obligations under a contract. It can be put forward as an excuse for non-performance.
Events outside the control of the parties to a contract, which may have effect on the contract. Some contracts may contain a specific clause allowing for such events, and which determine what should happen in such circumstances.