partial breach

partial breach
partial breach see breach 1b

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

partial breach
A failure to satisfy or meet a term of a contract which is so minimal that it does not cause the contract to fail; also referred to as an immaterial breach. A partial breach is remedied by payment or other adjustment — for example if a landlord rents a furnished apartment and fails to supply a bed, the landlord may lower the rent temporarily until the bed is provided.
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Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.

partial breach
   the failure to meet a term of a contract which is so minimal that it does not cause the contract to fail or justify breach (breaking the contract) by the other contracting party. A partial breach can be remedied (made up) by a small reduction in payment or other adjustment. Example: a landlord promises to rent an apartment furnished, and when the tenants move in some furnishings are not there. The landlord may lower the rent temporarily until he/she can bring in the missing or expected items.

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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