specific performance


noun Law.

(especially in the sale of land) literal compliance with one's contractual promises pursuant to a judicial mandate.

Nearby words

  1. specific immunity,
  2. specific impulse,
  3. specific name,
  4. specific opsonin,
  5. specific parasite,
  6. specific reaction,
  7. specific resistance,
  8. specific rotation,
  9. specific urethritis,
  10. specific viscosity

Origin of specific performance

First recorded in 1870–75

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British Dictionary definitions for specific performance

specific performance

noun

law a remedy awarded by a court requiring a person to fulfil obligations under a contract where damages are an insufficient remedy
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