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[mass noun] Failure to provide or deliver goods.
- ‘Only if the seller fails to present complying documents by the conclusion of the contract may the buyer treat himself as discharged from further performance and claim damages for non-delivery.’
- ‘Additionally, he can claim damages for non-delivery.’
- ‘He then deleted both the record of the sent mail and the message indicating non-delivery.’
- ‘In the past I have had reason to complain about non-delivery and incorrect delivery of items to my address.’
- ‘The defendants had made a bad bargain but the contract was held to be valid and the plaintiff's claim for non-delivery upheld.’
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