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 Dictionary entry overview: What does breach of contract mean? 

  The noun BREACH OF CONTRACT has 1 sense:

1. a breach of a legal duty; failure to do something that is required in a contract

  Familiarity information: BREACH OF CONTRACT used as a noun is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 


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A breach of a legal duty; failure to do something that is required in a contract

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Hypernyms ("breach of contract" is a kind of...):

breach (a failure to perform some promised act or obligation)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "breach of contract"):

anticipatory breach; constructive breach (a breach of contract committed prior to the time of required performance)

breach of the covenant of warranty (a failure of the seller's guarantee of good title)

breach of promise (failure to keep a promise (of marriage))

breach of trust (violation (either through fraud or negligence) by a trustee of a duty that equity requires of him)

breach of warranty (a breach that occurs when an item is deficient according to the terms of a warranty)

material breach (a breach serious enough to destroy the value of the contract and to give a basis for an action for breach of contract)

partial breach (a breach that does not destroy the value of the contract but can give rise to a claim for damages)

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