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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And you can't really blame him because that's what happens in the movies up to the bit about breach of promise lawsuits anyway - and it's ingrained into his subconscious.
The cast of players involved in the disputes and lawsuits examined over paternity, illegitimacy and breach of promise included more than just young couples and judges.
Jack's foibles were hard to miss; he was charged with breach of promise and had other contacts with the 'wrong side of the law' that remain on the historical record.
March 17 /PRNewswire/ -- "President Bush openly admitted to actions that represent a direct violation of federal law, as well as a breach of promise to the American people, during his press conference yesterday," says economist Allen W.
A petition being drawn up says residents are seeking legal advice over possibly suing Coast & Country for breach of promise.
Anaheim doesn't need to spend a dime suing its hometown team for alienation of affection and breach of promise.
The Tynemouth Gilbert and Sullivan Society are pleased to present the three one-act comic operas composed by Arthur Sullivan in an evening where you will witness a breach of promise, an attempted suicide in a bear pit and encounter an enterprising if somewhat wily landlord.
Mr Brennan said there was a moral, legal and public interest argument for retrospective compensation, adding: "We have here, effectively, a case of breach of promise.
Fitch thus concludes that a yield cut to 3% ''may ultimately represent the least-bad scenario for many policyholders,'' while representing ''a clear breach of promise and constituting a default for credit-rating purposes.
In the bible Judges have a book of their own, like Deuteronomy, only more readable, and in the Gilbert and Sullivan operetta Trial By Jury the judge married the plaintiff because he couldn't hang around all day, thus did he resolve an action for breach of promise of marriage.