breach of promise love

breach of promise

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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A ground for a lawsuit, now seldom available, against a man who reneges on an agreement to marry.

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  • noun law A former tort in common law where a man withdraws an earlier promise to marry a woman.

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  • noun failure to keep a promise (of marriage)

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