gratuitous promise

gratuitous promise
gratuitous promise see promise

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

gratuitous promise
n.
A promise made without consideration, making it unenforceable as a legal contract.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.

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