breach of promise

Definition of "breach of promise"
  1. A historically recognized claim where one breaks their promise to marry, often leading to a demand for monetary damages
How to use "breach of promise" in a sentence
  1. When he abruptly called off the wedding, it was considered a breach of promise.
  2. The lady sought justice for what she perceived as a breach of promise when her fiancé cancelled their engagement.
  3. The old law books had several cases of breach of promise, mostly initiated by jilted brides.

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