Definition of quasi-contract in English:

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An obligation of one party to another imposed by law independently of an agreement between the parties.
Example sentences
  • It is unclear whether there would be any obligation in quasi-contract to make restitution.
  • Most legal systems recognize some species of liability in restitution or quasi-contract, in addition to that based on contract or tort.
  • The claim is pleaded in contract alternatively in quasi-contract.



Example sentences
  • The court will assess what the employee's labours are reasonably worth by way of a quasi-contractual action for quantum meruit.
  • From a practical point of view, the cause of action in conversion is to be preferred to the quasi-contractual action based on waiver of tort.
  • The time is not ripe for approximating or unifying the national laws relating to the whole field of contractual and quasi-contractual obligations or even to the limited sphere of the sale of goods and provision of services.

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