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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Civil legal aid became available in 1950, though with some areas exempt from scope, such as defamation (it was suggested in the House of Commons, "Scots people were so confident of the good repute in which they stood that they could afford to ignore those who maliciously attacked them") and actions for breach of promise of marriage. Criminal legal aid was included within the scheme in 1964.
Opera North's decision to re-set the piece to the 1930s allowed Angelina, suing her fiancee for breach of promise of marriage, to become a flirtatious film star.
The story concerns a 'breach of promise of marriage' lawsuit in which the judge and legal system are the objects of lighthearted satire.
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.