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The Action for Breach of Promise

A.W.B. Simpson

in A History of the Common Law of Contract: The Rise of the Action of Assumpsit

Published in print:
1987
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198255734
eISBN:
9780191681622
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198255734.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This chapter examines the history of the action for breach of promise in England. It explains that the nonfeasance doctrine under the common law of 1400 prohibited litigants from using assumpsit as a ... More


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