perfect tender rule

noun

Legal Definition of perfect tender rule 

: a rule that permits a buyer to reject goods if they or the tender of delivery fail to conform to contract in any respect the perfect tender rule is preserved to the extent of permitting a buyer to reject goods for any defectsRamirez v. Autosport, 440 A.2d 1345 (1982)

Note: The Uniform Commercial Code contains provisions for a seller's right to cure a nonconforming shipment that counteract the strictness of the perfect tender rule.

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