breach of contract


noun

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

Origin of breach of contract

First recorded in 1825–35
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Examples from the Web for breach of contract

  • 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|DAILY BEAST

Culture 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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