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break fee UK US noun [C] LAW
(also break-up fee) a payment that a company must make if it does not keep an agreement to be sold to another company: »

There is a £6m break fee if the company sells out to another bidder.

a payment that you must make if you end an agreement before the time that has been agreed: »

We would like to pay off our mortgage early but there's a break fee involved.


Financial and business terms. 2012.

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