specific performance


Definition of specific performance

1 : the performance of a legal contract strictly or substantially according to its terms
2 : an equitable remedy enjoining specific performance

Examples of specific performance in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Since that era, sellers have implemented much higher termination fees as well as specific performance clauses that effectively require buyers to close. Sujeet Indap & James Fontanella-khan, Ars Technica, 19 May 2022 Seeking specific performance means asking a Delaware judge to force him to go through with the purchase. Cara Lombardo, WSJ, 18 May 2022 The merger agreement includes a specific performance provision that allows Twitter to force Musk to consummate the deal, according to the filing. BostonGlobe.com, 18 May 2022 Stock grants have grown far more complex since 2011, sometimes linked to multiple specific performance measures and valued using head-spinning statistical techniques, but the problem hasn’t changed. Geoff Colvin, Fortune, 5 May 2022 This is undoubtedly an interesting processor, but its pricing and extremely specific performance advantages will limit it to a niche of a niche. Andrew Cunningham, Ars Technica, 15 Apr. 2022 On training shortfalls, the GAO recommended more oversight in licensing and more follow-up training for drivers, including specific performance criteria and measurable standards that must be met to ensure driver skills and experience are sufficient. NBC News, 14 July 2021 The specific performance indicators in the CMS Star Rating system include measurements related to five areas: Mortality, Safety of Care, Readmission Rate, Patient Experience, and Timely and Effective Care. courant.com, 25 June 2021 Its Gold Seal is recognized as the nation’s predominant symbol of healthcare quality, reflecting an organization’s commitment to meeting specific performance standards and providing patients with safe, quality health care. courant.com, 16 Apr. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of specific performance

1701, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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22 May 2022

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“Specific performance.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/specific%20performance. Accessed 24 May. 2022.

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Legal Definition of specific performance

— see performance


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