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breach of contract

unexcused failure to fulfill one's duties under a contract.
Origin of breach of contract
1825-35 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • The professor accuses the college of defamation and breach of contract in her firing last year.
  • However she is now refusing to take occupancy and claiming breach of contract due to our misrepresentation of the property.
  • If they were a breach of contract, they should be reclaimed through civil litigation.
  • The papers claim breach of contract, among other things.
  • Corrective actions or basis for termination when a breach of contract occurs.
breach of contract in Culture

breach of contract definition

Failure to live up to the terms of a contract. The failure may provoke a lawsuit, in which an aggrieved party asks a court to award financial compensation for the loss brought about by the breach.

The American Heritage® New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition
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