Definition of specific performance in English:

specific performance

noun

Law
  • The performance of a contractual duty, as ordered in cases where damages would not be adequate remedy.

    • ‘He cannot be compelled to perform or comply with the contract, unless specific performance is ordered by the courts…’
    • ‘The most reasonable measure of damages would be to order specific performance of the agreement.’
    • ‘Normally the remedies of damages, specific performance and injunction, will provide an adequate response to a breach of contract.’
    • ‘In this case the plaintiff was granted an order for specific performance of the oral contract.’
    • ‘He is entitled merely to sue for specific performance or for damages for the loss of his bargain.’

Pronunciation:

specific performance

/spəˈsifik pərˈfôrməns/