specific performance
noun Date: 1750 1. the performance of a legal contract strictly or substantially according to its terms 2. an equitable remedy enjoining specific performance

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  • Specific performance — is an order of a court which requires a party to perform a specific act, usually what is stated in a contract. It is an alternative to award/ for awarding damages, and is classed as an equitable remedy commonly used in the form of injunctive… …   Wikipedia

  • specific performance — see performance Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996. specific performance …   Law dictionary

  • specific performance — ➔ performance * * * specific performance UK US noun [U] LAW ► an order given by a court stating that a contract for work must be carried out exactly as it was written, rather than someone receiving money instead: »An order for specific… …   Financial and business terms

  • Specific performance — specific spe*cif ic (sp[ e]*s[i^]f [i^]k), a. [F. sp[ e]cifique, or NL. spesificus; L. species a particular sort or kind + facere to make. Cf. {specify}.] 1. Of or pertaining to a species; characterizing or constituting a species; possessing the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • specific performance — n. Law the exact performance of a contract or an order compelling it …   English World dictionary

  • specific performance —    The right of a party to a contract to demand that a breaching party be ordered in a lawsuit judgment to perform the contract. Specific performance may be ordered instead of (or in addition to) a money payment if the contract can still be… …   Business law dictionary

  • specific performance — noun the performance of a legal contract as specified by its terms • Hypernyms: ↑performance, ↑execution, ↑carrying out, ↑carrying into action …   Useful english dictionary

  • specific performance — noun Law the performance of a contractual duty, as ordered in cases where damages would not be adequate remedy …   English new terms dictionary

  • specific performance — The actual accomplishment of a contract by the party bound to fulfill it. Guadulupe County Board of Education v O Bannon, 26 NM 606, 195 P 801. The remedy by which a party to a contract is compelled to do precisely what he ought to have done… …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • specific performance — Law. (esp. in the sale of land) literal compliance with one s contractual promises pursuant to a judicial mandate. [1870 75] * * * …   Universalium

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