impossibility of performance

Definition of "impossibility of performance"
  1. A principle in contract law that allows a party to be free from liability for breaking a contract when an obligation can't be fulfilled due to circumstances beyond control, such as death or the failure of a delivery method
How to use "impossibility of performance" in a sentence
  1. The contract was nullified due to the impossibility of performance because of a major equipment malfunction.
  2. Despite their best efforts, the company had to invoke the clause of impossibility of performance when an important shipment was lost at sea.
  3. The sudden, unexpected ordinance changes caused an impossibility of performance in their contract with the city council.

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