gratuitous promise

Definition of "gratuitous promise"
  1. An unrequited commitment that is generally unenforceable due to the absence of an exchange of value
How to use "gratuitous promise" in a sentence
  1. The wealthy uncle made a gratuitous promise to pay off her student loans, but she knew there was no legal obligation for him to do so.
  2. The company made a gratuitous promise to its employees about bonuses, but since there was no binding contract, the employees didn't get their hopes up.
  3. After the surrender of the property, the landlord made a gratuitous promise to return the security deposit without any deductions.

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