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breach of contract

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

First recorded in 1825–35
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breach of contract in Culture

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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