accord and satisfaction
An executed agreement of accord. 1 Am J2d Accord § 1. In order to be a satisfaction there must be an accord or agreement to accept in extinction of the obligation something different from or less than that which the creditor is claiming or is entitled to. The acceptance of the consideration of an accord satisfies the obligation. Homewood Dairy Products Co. v Robinson, 254 Ala 197, 48 So 2d 28, 22 ALR2d 1059.

Ballentine's law dictionary. . 1998.

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