failure to perform

failure to perform
index nonperformance, omission

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006

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  • failure to perform — As regards reciprocal promises, allegation of defendant s failure to perform when demanded is equivalent to allegation of refusal to perform, unless performance by plaintiff is condition precedent to cause of action. Brooks v. Scoville, 81 Utah… …   Black's law dictionary

  • failure to perform — As regards reciprocal promises, allegation of defendant s failure to perform when demanded is equivalent to allegation of refusal to perform, unless performance by plaintiff is condition precedent to cause of action. Brooks v. Scoville, 81 Utah… …   Black's law dictionary

  • failure — fail·ure n 1: omission of occurrence or performance; specif: a failing to perform a duty or expected action a failure to mitigate damages failure to prosecute 2: a lack of success or adequacy failure of a suit 3: a failing in business …   Law dictionary

  • failure — failure, neglect, default, miscarriage, dereliction are comparable when they mean an omission on the part of someone or something of what is expected or required oj him or of it. Failure basically implies a being found wanting; it implies a lack… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • perform — verb 1 do a task/duty/piece of work ADVERB ▪ effectively, efficiently, properly (esp. BrE), successfully, well ▪ Who ensures that tasks are properly performed? ▪ poorly …   Collocations dictionary

  • Failure in the intelligence cycle — or intelligence failure, while never defined in texts, can be understood to be the outcome of the inadequacies within the intelligence cycle. The intelligence cycle itself consists of six steps that are constantly in motion. The six steps are:… …   Wikipedia

  • failure of consideration — failure of consideration: the neglect, refusal, or failure of a party to a contract to perform as promised or furnish the consideration promised; also: the extinguishment of the consideration or of the worth of the consideration promised Merriam… …   Law dictionary

  • perform — vb Perform, execute, discharge, accomplish, achieve, effect, fulfill are comparable when they mean to carry out or into effect. Perform, sometimes merely a formal synonym for do, is more often used with reference to processes than to acts. One… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • failure — noun Etymology: alteration of earlier failer, from Anglo French, from Old French faillir to fail Date: 1643 1. a. omission of occurrence or performance; specifically a failing to perform a duty or expected action < failure to pay the rent on time …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • failure — The state of insufficiency or nonperformance. backward heart f. a concept (formerly considered mutually exclusive with forward heart f.) that maintains that the phenomena of congestive heart f. result from passive engorgement of the veins caused… …   Medical dictionary

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