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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Trial by Jury opens the evening, with the chorus of jurors singing of the Breach of Promise trial about to start, and the Judge relating the tale of how he was called to the bar.
Now the present government has appointed another one against this post which he termed sheer injustice and breach of promise and demanded of the government to honour the promise made with him.
Barclays has claimed that there has been no breach of promise and Gillies is scheduled to succeed Sunderland on 23 April, with a spokesperson for Barclays adding "There has been no breach of 'promise' and nor has Barclays acted in a way which is contrary to any statement we have made.
Breach, on the other hand, means a temporary break in continuity of something or a broken or torn condition, like breach of contract or breach of promise.
7 billion in damages after the Mexican companies cited "breach of contract, breach of promise, and lost profits arising from contracts related to a yellow pages listings service.
MISS Lily Eyton Jones, a Liverpool music-hall artiste professionally known as Lily Eyton, of Bolsover Street, London, today, in the King's Bench Division, sued Captain Edward Ludlow Porter for damages and breach of promise of marriage.
Breach of promise, they called it in Victorian times, when a man refused to do the wedding waltz with his bride.
Biblical callers can never be sued for breach of promise.
According to Courthouse News, Cooper then sued him for fraud and breach of promise to marry, claiming she quit her job took child-rearing responsibilities expecting that he would marry her.
Nothing has changed since Dickens wrote The Pickwick Papers, in 1836-7, in which a pair of rascally lawyers Dodson and Fogg institute an action against the hapless Samuel Pickwick for a bogus breach of promise of marriage.
If Balde doesn't hit a hat–trick in his first match the gullible who've lapped up the guff will be suing for breach of promise.
What this means is all our politicians, the Badals and the Virbhadras could be booked for breach of promise, as may happen with Shinde.