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To protect or shelter; to make good; to insure. To cover a check means to deposit sufficient funds in a bank account to pay the amount written on a check or checks.

The right of a purchaser to buy goods other than those that were originally contracted for as a remedy in the event of a breach of contract by the seller.

In contract law concerning sales transactions, the Uniform Commercial Code provides that a buyer may use cover for protection in an action for breach of a sales contract. The person may, in Good Faith, purchase substitute goods when a seller violates their contract by failure to deliver goods. The buyer may then recover the difference between the original goods or contract price and the cost of cover.

West's Encyclopedia of American Law, edition 2. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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The UK Government has come under sharp criticism after Google agreed to pay PS130m to cover back taxes since 2005.
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Versatile back row Thomas Anderson is named in the squad and, having played second row at Irish schools level, could cover back row and the second row if needed.
"That is good news, as is the fact that Anthony Gerrard should be back for the Bury game next week so we have got plenty of cover back there."
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