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specific performance

noun, Law.
(especially in the sale of land) literal compliance with one's contractual promises pursuant to a judicial mandate.
Origin of specific performance
1870-75 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for specific performance
  • Appellant also maintains that specific performance was a proper remedy.
  • They refused to close and the buyer filed suit seeking specific performance of the purchase agreement.
  • The gauges reflect the performance average of each of the specific performance measures included therein.
  • Freight-specific performance measures help to identify needed transportation improvements and monitor their effectiveness.
  • specific performance is an equitable remedy which the trial court may grant in its discretion.
  • specific performance is an equitable remedy,ls in which one is compelled by court order to carry out their contractual obligation.
British Dictionary definitions for specific performance

specific performance

(law) a remedy awarded by a court requiring a person to fulfil obligations under a contract where damages are an insufficient remedy
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