material breach
material breach see breach 1b

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

material breach
in Scots law, the kind of breach of contract that allows the victim to rescind the contract as being serious, going to the essentials of the contract. The term is not used in English law as a term of art but the Sale and Supply of Goods Act 1994 has introduced the idea to cases where the victim of the breach is not a consumer.

Collins dictionary of law. . 2001.

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