Frustration Of Purpose Definition and Legal Meaning

On this page, you'll find the legal definition and meaning of Frustration Of Purpose, written in plain English, along with examples of how it is used.

What is Frustration Of Purpose?

(n) Frustration Of Purpose is the situation on occurrence of an unexpected event which makes the performance of a contract impossible. Eg. Supply of goods to a country in war. Frustration of purpose entitle the party affected to rescind the contract without any claim for damage.