breach of contract


noun

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

Nearby words

  1. brca1,
  2. brcs,
  3. bre,
  4. brea,
  5. breach,
  6. breach of faith,
  7. breach of promise,
  8. breach of the peace,
  9. breach of trust,
  10. bread

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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