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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 two-time world champion has for the last four days sped across snow- covered tracks in Rovaniemi, Finland, preparing himself and his Mitsubishi Lancer WRCII for the Arctic Lappland Rally early next year.
The heart-throb's ballad is runner-up in the first annual list of the most covered tracks compiled by the Performing Rights Society.