breach of promise

noun

  • Family Law

Definitions of breach of promise

  • a complaint that someone, especially an engaged man (=fiancee), has decided not to marry a person sometime after having made a marriage proposal to that person that was accepted. In some jurisdictions, this either is or was either a civil wrong or a criminal offence.

    Defendant argues that the common law action for a breach of promise of marriage should be abolished by this court.

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