parol evidence rule

Definition of "parol evidence rule"
  1. A legal principle that prevents modification of a written contract by verbal agreements that attempt to change, clarify, or contradict the written contract
How to use "parol evidence rule" in a sentence
  1. The lawyer invoked the parol evidence rule to challenge the verbal claims made by the other party.
  2. According to the parol evidence rule, the witness' testimony about an alleged verbal agreement is irrelevant.
  3. The parol evidence rule ensures the integrity and reliability of written agreements.

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