[French fawrs ma-zhœr] /French fɔrs maˈʒœr/
noun, plural forces majeures
[French fawrs ma-zhœr] /French fɔrs maˈʒœr/ (Show IPA). Law.
an unexpected and disruptive event that may operate to excuse a party from a contract.
/ˈfɔːs mæˈʒɜː; -ˈdʒʊə/
(law) irresistible force or compulsion such as will excuse a party from performing his or her part of a contract
1883, French, literally “superior strength.”
[fawrs-mahrch, fohrs-] /ˈfɔrsˌmɑrtʃ, ˈfoʊrs-/ verb (used with or without object) 1. to march somewhere in a forced march.
[fawrs-meet, fohrs-] /ˈfɔrsˌmit, ˈfoʊrs-/ noun, Cookery. 1. a mixture of finely chopped and seasoned foods, usually containing egg white, meat or fish, etc., used as a stuffing or served alone. /ˈfɔːsˌmiːt/ noun 1. a mixture of chopped or minced ingredients used for stuffing Also called farce, farcemeat n. also force-meat, “mincemeat,” 1680s, from force “to […]
noun 1. behavior occurring without thought and by virtue of constant repetition; habit.
[foo t-see] /ˈfʊt si/ noun, Informal. 1. Sometimes, footsies. the act of flirting or sharing a surreptitious intimacy. Idioms 2. play footsie / footsies with, /ˈfʊtsɪ/ noun 1. (informal) flirtation involving the touching together of feet, knees, etc (esp in the phrase play footsie) /ˈfʊtsɪ/ noun 1. an informal name for Financial Times Stock Exchange […]