specific performance

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 without being coerced by a court. Edwards v Tobin, 132 Or 38, 284 P 562, 68 ALR 152. The equitable remedy of compelling performance of a contract as distinguished from an action for damages at law for breach through nonperformance. Acme Food Co. v Older, 64 W Va 255, 61 SE 235.

Ballentine's law dictionary. . 1998.

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