Definition of Breach of promise

1. Noun. Failure to keep a promise (of marriage).

Generic synonyms: Breach Of Contract



Definition of Breach of promise

1. Noun. (legal) A former tort in common law where a man withdraws an earlier promise to marry a woman. ¹

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Literary usage of Breach of promise

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1. The Works of Joseph Bellamy by Joseph Bellamy, Tryon Edwards (1850)
"Nor was there, as Mr. Wilson insinuates, the least show or appearance of any breach of promise. This was merely the impious and blasphemous construction the ..."

2. The Law of the Domestic Relations: Parent and Child: Guardian and Ward by William Pinder Eversley (1906)
"That no plaintiff in any action for breach of promise of marriage shall recover a verdict unless his or her testimony shall be corroborated by some other ..."

3. A History of Matrimonial Institutions Chiefly in England and the United by George Elliott Howard (1904)
"The early records abound in notices of suits for breach of promise. The colonists were a litigious people; and members even of some of the best families do ..."

4. The American State Reports: Containing the Cases of General Value and by Abraham Clark Freeman (1901)
"MARRIAGE AND DIVORCE—breach of promise.— A promise of a man to marry a certain ... Plaintiff Is entitled to recover for a breach of promise of marriage such ..."

5. A Treatise Upon Some of the General Principles of the Law: Whether of a by William Wait (1877)
"Excuses for breach of promise. It is a sufficient excuse for the breach of a woman's promise to marry, if the person to whom she has given the promise turns ..."

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