installment contract

   An agreement in which payments of money, delivery of goods, or performance of services are to be made in a series, usually on fixed dates or based on certain actions. A failure to pay (or perform) an installment when due is a breach of contract and may relieve the other party from performing further. In many such contracts, the failure to make a payment gives the seller the right to repossess any article that has been sold.

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