non·​per·​for·​mance | \ ˌnän-pər-ˈfȯr-mən(t)s , -pə-\

Definition of nonperformance

: neglect or failure to perform especially : failure to adhere to the terms of an agreement or promise nonperformance of an obligation nonperformance of a contract

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Standard nonperformance insurance costs about 2 percent of the artist's guarantee and pays a claim (usually about 80 percent of appearance fees) if shows are canceled for reasons like illness, injury or natural disaster. Ashley Cullins, Billboard, "Terrorism Insurance in Demand for Concerts Following Las Vegas Attack," 19 Oct. 2017

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First Known Use of nonperformance

circa 1510, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of nonperformance was circa 1510

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non·​per·​for·​mance | \ ˌnän-pər-ˈfȯr-məns\

Legal Definition of nonperformance

: neglect or failure to perform

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