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What is a Force Majeure Clause

A force majeure clause is a contractual provision excusing nonperformance of a contract or provision if the reason for nonperformance is due to unforeseen event beyond the control of the parties to the contract. This is often referred to as an "act of God" and common instances of such events include environmental catastrophes or acts of terrorism.

See Also: Contract, Enforceable

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