per·form vt
1: to adhere to and fulfill the terms of
perform an obligation
2: to carry out or bring about
perform the work according to design
3: to do according to prescribed ritual or law
perform a marriage ceremony
4: to give a public rendition or presentation of
perform a copyrighted play
1: to adhere to and fulfill the terms of a contract, promise, or obligation
failed to perform under the agreement
2: to carry out or present something

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

I (adhere to) verb abide by, achieve, be faithful to, carry into execution, carry out, cling to, complete, comply with, conclude, consummate, enact, end, enforce, execute, finish, fulfill, keep, keep one s word, observe, obtain, practice, put in force, put in practice, respect, satisfy, transact associated concepts: perform a contract II (execute) verb accomplish, achieve, bring into operation, bring to pass, carry into execution, complete, discharge, discharge a duty, do, effect, effectuate, employ oneself, enact, function, perficere, perpetrate, pursue a course, put in force, serve, serve in the capacity of, take action, take steps, work III index abide, commit (perpetrate), comply, comport (behave), demonstrate (establish), dispatch (dispose of), effectuate, execute (accomplish), exercise (discharge a function), fulfill, function, implement, inflict, keep (fulfill), make, obey, observe (obey), officiate, operate, perpetrate, pretend, pursue (carry on), realize (make real), recite, render (administer), transact

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006

To do some act in fulfillment of a promise; to take the required steps to meet an obligation; to accomplish something.

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

To fulfill one's obligations under a contract.
Category: Business, LLCs & Corporations → Self-Employed Consultants & Contractors
Category: Representing Yourself in Court
Category: Small Claims Court & Lawsuits
Category: Working With a Lawyer

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.

   1) to fulfill one's obligations under a contract.
   2) to comply with requirements of a court order.
   See also: performance

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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