cov·er 1 vt
this policy cover s other family drivers
2: to give protection against or compensation or indemnification for
doesn't cover flood damage
vi: to obtain cover
where the seller anticipatorily repudiates a contract and the buyer does not coverCosden Oil & Chemical Co. v. Karl O. Helm AG, 736 F.2d 1064 (1984)
cover 2 n: purchase of goods in substitution for those originally contracted for when the seller fails to fulfill the contract
the buyer is always free to choose between cover and damages for nondeliveryUniform Commercial Code; also: the substituted goods
◇ Under the Uniform Commercial Code, when a seller does not perform on a contract, the buyer has the option of covering, with the seller paying the difference between the cost of the cover and the original contract price, or seeking damages for nonperformance. Reselling is the seller's comparable remedy when a buyer does not perform under a contract.

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

I (pretext) noun alleged reason, camouflage, claim, disguise, excuse, guise, mask, obtegere, operire, pretense, profession, screen, sham, subterfuge, velare II (protection) noun blanket, coating, covering, coverture, guard, integument, safeguard, sheath, shelter, shield, veneer III (substitute) noun alternate, alternative, equivalent item, exchange, replacement, similar item, stand-in, substitution IV (conceal) verb becloud, befog, bury, camouflage, cloak, curtain, disguise, enshroud, hide, keep out of sight, mask, obscure, put out of sight, screen, seclude, secrete, shroud, veil, velare associated concepts: cover one's assets V (cuard) verb care for, defend, ensure, harbor, insure, keep in safety, keep safe from harm, keep under close watch, make safe, protect, safeguard, secure, sheathe, shelter, shield, take care of, watch over, wrap VI (provide for) verb compensate for, counterbalance, insure, make compensation, make provision for, offset, pay, recompense, replace, substitute, suffice to defray associated concepts: buyer's right to cover VII index artifice, blind (obscure), camouflage, circumvent, cloak, clothe, comprehend (include), conceal, concealment, consist, disguise (noun), disguise (verb), embrace (encircle), encompass (include), ensconce, enshroud, envelop, harbor, hedge, hide, include, incorporate (include), maintain (sustain), obfuscate, obliterate, obnubilate, obscure, occlude, outbalance, overlap, patrol, penumbra, perambulate, pretense (pretext), pretext, protect, publish, safeguard, screen (guard), seal (close), seclude, shelter (protection), shield, shroud, shut, spread, veil

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006

(1) In insurance, to protect against loss or liability; to furnish money to pay for the financial consequences of an accident or misfortune.
(2) In commercial law, after a seller breaches a promise to deliver goods, to find an alternative source of the same goods on the open market.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.

1 In commercial law, to buy, or the purchase of, goods on the open market that are similar to those that a seller of such goods had promised, but failed, to deliver. Under the Uniform Commercial Code, the buyer is entitled from the seller the difference between the cost of the substituted goods and the original contract price if the buyer acted in good faith and without unreasonable delay when obtaining the substituted goods.
2 In insurance law, to currently protect a particular person against loss or to currently protect someone or something against a particular risk.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.

To protect or shelter; to make good; to insure. To cover a check means to deposit sufficient funds in a bank account to pay the amount written on a check or checks.
The right of a purchaser to buy goods other than those that were originally contracted for as a remedy in the event of a breach of contract by the seller.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.

To protect or shelter; to make good; to insure. To cover a check means to deposit sufficient funds in a bank account to pay the amount written on a check or checks.
The right of a purchaser to buy goods other than those that were originally contracted for as a remedy in the event of a breach of contract by the seller.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

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