Definition of specific performance in English:

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specific performance

Pronunciation: /spəˈsifik pərˈfôrməns/


The performance of a contractual duty, as ordered in cases where damages would not be adequate remedy.
Example sentences
  • Normally the remedies of damages, specific performance and injunction, will provide an adequate response to a breach of contract.
  • In this case the plaintiff was granted an order for specific performance of the oral contract.
  • He cannot be compelled to perform or comply with the contract, unless specific performance is ordered by the courts…

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Syllabification: spe·cif·ic per·for·mance

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