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perfect tender rule n: a rule that permits a buyer to reject goods if they or the tender of delivery fail to conform to contract in any respect [the perfect tender rule is preserved to the extent of permitting a buyer to reject goods for any defects "Ramirez v. Autosport, 440 A.2d 1345 (1982)"] NOTE: The Uniform Commercial Code contains provisions for a seller's right to cure a nonconforming shipment that counteract the strictness of the perfect tender rule.
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