This section is from the book "Popular Law Library Vol7 Equity Jurisprudence, Trusts, Equity Pleading", by Albert H. Putney. Also available from Amazon: Popular Law-Dictionary.
The first of the special equitable remedies to be considered is that of specific performance.
Specific performance is an order by a court of equity that a legal contract be carried into effect according to its terms.
The injured party may resort to a court of equity for specific performance, when the legal remedy of pecuniary damages is not a complete and adequate relief.