Definition of Material breach

1. Noun. A breach serious enough to destroy the value of the contract and to give a basis for an action for breach of contract.

Generic synonyms: Breach Of Contract

Definition of Material breach

1. Noun. (legal) a breach of contract sufficiently serious to destroy the contract ¹

2. Noun. a breach of a treaty which releases other parties from any obligation under it ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Material Breach

mater lectionis
materia alba
materia medica
material body
material breach (current term)
material breaches
material conditional
material fact
material implication
material logic
material possession
material resource
material support
material witness

Literary usage of Material breach

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Law of Contracts by William Herbert Page (1921)
"If the "materiality of the breach" refers to the contract as a whole, and if, after a material breach as to one instalment is shown, the question of fact ..."

2. The U. N. Role in the Persian Gulf and Iraqi Compliance with U. N. Resolutions by DIANE Publishing Company (1994)
"Would it be the legal position of the Administration that a material breach of the cease fire renders a cease fire null and void, and that, therefore, ..."

3. The Law of Contracts by Samuel Williston, Clarence Martin Lewis (1920)
"good faith will not justify recovery on a contract by a plaintiff who has committed a material breach.53 ยง 843. Benefit derived by the defendant from the ..."

4. Copyright Licensing Regimes Covering Retransmissioon of Broadcast Signals edited by Howard Coble (2001)
"(f) If Broadcaster nukes any use of the Descramblers in violation of the terms and conditions of this Agreement, said use shall be a material breach of this ..."

5. The Law of Quasi Contracts by Frederic Campbell Woodward (1913)
"... and compensation are alternative remedial rights arising upon the repudiation or material breach of a contract, there is no reason for making notice, ..."

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