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quasi contract

noun Law.
  1. an obligation imposed by law in the absence of a contract to prevent unjust enrichment.
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Origin of quasi contract

First recorded in 1720–30
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Examples from the Web for quasi-contract

Historical Examples

  • If it is possible to speak here of a contract, their quasi-contract is made and settled for them beforehand.

    The Origins of Contemporary France, Volume 2 (of 6)

    Hippolyte A. Taine

British Dictionary definitions for quasi-contract


  1. an implied contract which arises without the express agreement of the parties
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