breach of agreement

breach of agreement
breach of agreement ˌbreach of aˈgreement noun breaches of agreement PLURALFORM [countable, uncountable] LAW
when someone fails to do something that they had promised to do in an agreement:

• The company sued him for breach of agreement.

• She was held to be in breach of agreement.


Financial and business terms. 2012.

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