benefit of the bargain

: the advantage that would be or have been gained under a contract if completed as agreed
specifically : the difference between the actual value of property and the value of property as it is represented in case of misrepresentation

called also benefit of one's bargain, loss of bargain

compare out-of-pocket rule

Dictionary Entries Near benefit of the bargain

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“Benefit of the bargain.” Legal Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Jun. 2023.

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