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(p. 483) 13. Discharge by Agreement 

(p. 483) 13. Discharge by Agreement
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(p. 483) 13. Discharge by Agreement
Author(s):

Jack Beatson

, Andrew Burrows

, and John Cartwright

DOI:
10.1093/he/9780198734789.003.0013
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date: 19 April 2021

Contract rests on the agreement of the parties: as it is their agreement that binds them, so by their agreement they may be discharged. This chapter begins by identifying two sources of difficulty, which render the topic of discharge by agreement one of considerable artificiality and refinement, and then discusses the forms of discharge by agreement, covering release, accord and satisfaction, rescission, variation, waiver, and discharge provisions contained in the contract itself.

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