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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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  • It resulted in his 2007 breach-of-contract and fraud suit against the network and its parent company, Viacom.

    Erasing Dan Rather Lloyd Grove September 15, 2009
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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