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