It is a situation that is beyond human control e.g. earthquake, outbreak of war etc. This kind of situations is recognized by law as capable of rendering the performance of a contract impossible in which case a breach of contract would not be ascribed to the fault of any party.

Some contract agreements take into consideration what effect a situation of force majeur, where it happens, will have on the outstanding obligations of the parties. This is a good practice.
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