installment contract
installment contract see contract

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

installment contract
n.
A contract that divides its obligation, such as delivery of goods or payment, into portions that are performed periodically over a specified period of time.

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


installment contract
An agreement in which performance is done in installments. For example, where payments of money, delivery of goods, or performance of services are to be made in a series of payments, deliveries, or performances, usually on specific dates or upon certain happenings.
Category: Business, LLCs & Corporations

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

installment contract
n.
   an agreement in which payments of money, delivery of goods or performance of services are to be made in a series of payments, deliveries or performances, usually on specific dates or upon certain happenings. One significance is that failure to pay an installment when due is a breach in which damages can be assessed based on the portion which has not been paid, and is an excuse for the other party not to perform further. In many installment contracts, failure to make a payment gives the seller of an article the right to repossess (take it back).

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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