anticipatory repudiation


anticipatory repudiation

Black's law dictionary. . 1990.

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  • Anticipatory repudiation — (or anticipatory breach) is a term in the law of contracts that describes a declaration by one party (the promising party) to a contract that they do not intend to live up to their obligations under the contract. Where such an event occurs, the… …   Wikipedia

  • anticipatory repudiation — n: a refusal by one party to a contract to perform his or her future obligations under the contract that is expressed either by a clear statement of refusal or by a statement or action that clearly implies refusal Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of… …   Law dictionary

  • anticipatory repudiation — A positive statement to the promisee or other person having a right under a contract, indicating that the promisor will not or cannot substantially perform his contractual duties. Restatement, Contracts, § 318; Hawkinson v Johnston (CA8 Mo) 122… …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • repudiation — re·pu·di·a·tion /ri ˌpyü dē ā shən/ n: the rejection or renunciation of a duty or obligation (as under a contract); esp: anticipatory repudiation ◇ A party aggrieved by a repudiation may consider a repudiated contract to have been breached and… …   Law dictionary

  • repudiation — A rejection, disclaimer, or renunciation of a contract before performance is due that does not operate as an anticipatory breach unless the promisee elects to treat the rejection as a breach and brings a suit for damages. The rejection or refusal …   Black's law dictionary

  • Anticipatory Breach — In contract law, an action that shows a party s intention to fail to perform or fulfill its contractual obligations to another party. An anticipatory breach negates the counterparty s responsibility to perform its requirements under the contract …   Investment dictionary

  • repudiation — A denial of validity or of authority. Refusal to recognize an obligation asserted as binding one. A denial of responsibility or obligation. State Sav. Bank v Black, 91 Iowa 490, 59 NW 282. A certain, definite, unequivocal, and timely denial by… …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • anticipatory breach — see breach 1b Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996. anticipatory breach …   Law dictionary

  • anticipatory breach of contract — n. A breach of contract that occurs when one party announces before the time scheduled for performance that he or she will not perform according to the contract. The Essential Law Dictionary. Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. Amy …   Law dictionary

  • repudiation —    The act by one party to a contract of informing the other party that the first party does not intend to honor the contract. Repudiation may also involve the denial of the existence of a contract; it is an anticipatory breach. In more general… …   Business law dictionary


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