breach of contract

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Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of breach of contract

:failure to do what a contract requires
  • They sued him for breach of contract.

Word by Word Definitions

breach play
  1. : infraction or violation of a law, obligation, tie, or standard

  2. : a broken, ruptured, or torn condition or area

  3. : a gap (as in a wall) made by battering

  1. : to make a gap in by battering : to make a breach (see 1breach 2b) in

  2. : break, violate

  3. : to leap out of water

contract play
  1. : a binding agreement between two or more persons or parties

  2. : a business arrangement for the supply of goods or services at a fixed price

  3. : the act of marriage or an agreement to marry

  1. : to bring on oneself especially inadvertently : incur

  2. : to become affected with

  3. : to establish or undertake by contract

  1. : hired to execute a contract (see 1contract 1a)


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breach of contract

legal Definition of breach of contract

:breach 1b

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