Definition of breach of promise in English:

breach of promise

  • The action of breaking a sworn assurance to do something, formerly especially to marry someone: Anastasia cherishes the recollection of having won an action for breach of promise
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    • Would an action for damages for breach of promise of marriage be within this?
    • But in litigation over breach of promise for payment of damages, it was possible that she might claim to have been engaged to a more promising man.
    • The decision suggests that a legal remedy for a breach of promise by a politician, while not impossible, is very difficult to achieve.
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