breach of promise

breach of promise

  1. Used other than with a figurative or idiomatic meaning: see breach, promise
  2. (legal) A tort in common law arising when a man withdraws an earlier promise to marry a woman; abolished in many jurisdictions.
  • French: violation de promesse de mariage
  • German: Bruch des Eheversprechens
  • Spanish: incumplimiento de la promesa de matrimonio

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