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 bring an action for relief.

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

I noun abjuration, abolition, abrogation, annulment, breach, cancellation, confutation, contradiction, counterorder, countermand, declination, defeasance, defection, denial, deposition, disaffirmation, disagreement, disallowance, disapproval, disavowal, disclaimer, disclamation, disproof, disproval, dissent, dissociation, exclusion, forswearing, negation, nonobservance, nullification, recantation, refusal, refutation, rejection, renouncement, renunciation, repeal, repellence, repudiatio, rescission, retractation, retraction, reversal, revocation, setting aside, veto, voidance, withdrawal associated concepts: repudiation of a contract II index abandonment (desertion), abjuration, abolition, ademption, breach, cancellation, condemnation (blame), confutation, contempt (disobedience to the court), countermand, declination, default, denial, desertion, disapprobation, disapproval, discharge (annulment), disclaimer, discredit, disdain, disqualification (rejection), dissent (nonconcurrence), exclusion, impugnation, infringement, negation, nonpayment, ouster, prohibition, protest, rebuff, refusal, rejection, renunciation, rescision, retraction, reversal, revocation

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006

A party to a contract is said to repudiate that contract if he makes it plain that he cannot or will not perform his obligations. Late payment is not normally considered to amount to a repudiation of the contract.

Easyform Glossary of Law Terms. — UK law terms.

Actions demonstrating that one party to a contract refuses to perform an obligation. (See also: anticipatory breach)
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Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.

n. Words or actions of a party to a contract that indicate the intention of that person to fail to carry out the contract in the future; a threat to breach a contract.
@ anticipatory repudiation
A party's positive and unequivocal action or statement, before the time his contractual obligation is due, indicating that he does not intend or will not be able to perform when the time to do so arrives. In most states, the nonbreaching party may choose to treat the repudiation as an immediate breach of the contract and sue for damages without waiting for the time the breaching party's performance is actually due. The nonbreaching party can also urge the repudiating party to perform when performance is due, without giving up the right to sue. If the repudiating party withdraws his repudiation before there has been a material change in the nonbreaching party's position, the breach will be nullified. Also called constructive breach or anticipatory breach.
See also repudiation, voluntary disablement.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.

The rejection or refusal of a duty, relation, right, or privilege.

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

The rejection or refusal of a duty, relation, right, or privilege.

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

   denial of the existence of a contract and/or refusal to perform a contract obligation. Repudiation is an anticipatory breach of a contract.
   See also: anticipatory breach, contract

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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  • 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

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