breach of contract

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noun
  1. unexcused failure to fulfill one's duties under a contract.

Origin of breach of contract

1
First recorded in 1825–35

Words Nearby breach of contract

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How to use breach of contract in a sentence

  • 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 16, 2009 | THE DAILY BEAST

Cultural definitions for breach of contract

breach of contract

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.

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