Specific Performance Definition

noun
The carrying out of a contract according to its particular terms, especially as ordered by a court instead of paying damages for failing to carrying out the contract.
American Heritage
The exact performance of a contract or an order compelling it.
Webster's New World
An equitable court-ordered remedy that mandates precise fulfillment of a legal or contractual obligation, when pecuniary damages would be inappropriate or inadequate, such as in the sale of a rare article or a unique piece of real estate. The decree of specific performance requires that the person so directed perform as directed or face imprisonment.
Webster's New World Law
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