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noun Law.

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

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Origin of specific performance

First recorded in 1870–75
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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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