Entry from British & World English dictionary
noun[mass noun] Law
The relation between the parties in a contract which entitles them to sue each other but prevents a third party from doing so.
- There is no privity of contract between these parties; and if the plaintiff can sue, every passenger, or even any person passing along the road, who was injured by the upsetting of the coach, may bring a similar action.
- Even had it been established that there was a restraint of trade issue, privity of contract would have prevented the plaintiff from recovering under this head.
- In English law rights under a deed poll are enforceable despite the absence of privity of contract.
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