legal detriment

legal detriment
legal detriment n: detriment (2)

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

legal detriment
n.
Injury or disadvantage caused to someone who acted in such a way as to change his or her legal position or assume a liability or duty based on a promise that another person made but did not keep.

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


legal detriment
A change in position by one to whom a promise has been made, or an assumption of duties or liabilities not previously imposed on the person, due to the person's reliance on the actions of the one who makes the promise.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


legal detriment
A change in position by one to whom a promise has been made, or an assumption of duties or liabilities not previously imposed on the person, due to the person's reliance on the actions of the one who makes the promise.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

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