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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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Once on board the crew wrapped him in protective coverers and raced back to the lifeboat station.
The plumbers, roofers, plasterers, brick layers, cement, pipe coverers, insulators, elevator constructors, carpenters, boilermakers, cement masons, heat and frost insulators, painters and glaziers, road sprinkler fitters, sheet metal workers and teamsters are comprised of members who live in Erie and Niagara Counties.
Right to credit The creators of ideas or expressions and the dis coverers of information must be acknowledged whenever someone else makes use of their work.
Leather exports are growing; furniture coverers in European and Asian markets are the main buyers, reports (June 6, 2011).
Leave it to a bunch of carpenters to build one of the largest training facilities in the Midwest for future carpenters, millwrights and floor coverers.
The plan had been for Eric to re-live the entirety of his career covering the club but he had so much material he decided to break it down over two volumes, the first of which coverers the years 19985-1995, before Boro moved to the Riverside.