Vis Major Law and Legal Definition
Vis major is a latin term which means “act of god.” It can result from an irresistible natural cause that cannot be prevented by the ordinary exertions of human skill, care, diligence and prudence. Vis major results from natural causes, such as hurricane, tornado, or earthquake, and any such things which occur without the intervention of human beings. Strict liability makes a person responsible for the damage and loss caused by his/her acts. Vis major is an exception to the theory of strict liability in tort laws.