breach of promise


noun Law.

a violation of one's promise, especially of a promise to marry a specific person.

Nearby words

  1. bre,
  2. brea,
  3. breach,
  4. breach of contract,
  5. breach of faith,
  6. breach of the peace,
  7. breach of trust,
  8. bread,
  9. bread and butter,
  10. bread and circuses

Origin of breach of promise

First recorded in 1580–90

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British Dictionary definitions for breach of promise

breach of promise

noun

law (formerly) failure to carry out one's promise to marry
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