breach of contract

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breach of contract

the failure to perform as promised or agreed in a contract. The breach may be complete or partial and may entail repudiation, failure to recognize the contract, or prevention or hindrance of performance.

breach of contract

failure to complete an agreed task. If a breach of contract can be proved the aggrieved person is entitled to compensation for loss incurred. Alternative penalties may be that the contract be completed or that other tasks be completed.
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