Definition of quasi contract in English:

quasi contract

Syllabification: qua·si con·tract
Pronunciation: /ˈkwāˌzī, ˈkwäzē


An obligation of one party to another imposed by law independently of an agreement between the parties.
More 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.



More 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.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources

Word of the day hypnopompic
Pronunciation: ˌhipnəˈpämpik
relating to the state immediately preceding waking up...