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vis major

[ vis -mey-jer ]
/ ˈvɪs ˈmeɪ dʒər /
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noun, plural vi·res ma·jo·res [vahy-reez muh-jawr-eez, -jor-], /ˈvaɪ riz məˈdʒɔr iz, -ˌdʒɒr-/, Law.
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Origin of vis major

First recorded in 1595–1605, vis major is from Latin vīs major “greater force”
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British Dictionary definitions for vis major

vis major
/ (ˈvɪs ˈmeɪdʒə) /

noun

Word Origin for vis major

from Latin, literally: greater force
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