breach of promise

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breach of promise

Law (formerly) failure to carry out one's promise to marry
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It is the story of Angelina, who is suing Edwin for breach of promise of marriage.
LAW COMM'N, BREACH OF PROMISE OF MARRIAGE 9 (1969).
The court cannot hear disputes regarding the title to land (including Builders' Liens), the validity of wills, or those 8 arising from malicious prosecution, false imprisonment, defamation, criminal conversion, breach of promise of marriage, or in replevin (which deals with the return of goods).