Breach of warranty

: a breach by a seller of the terms of a warranty (as by the failure of the goods to conform to the seller's description or by a defect in title)
A seller may be liable for a breach of warranty even without any negligence or misconduct.
b  : failure without excuse or justification to fulfill one's obligations under a contract
compare repudiation

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