contract under seal

contract under seal
contract under seal see contract

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

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  • contract under seal — For centuries before the doctrine of consideration was developed, and long before informal contracts were enforced, contracts under seal were enforced. The sealed instrument required no consideration. The required formalities are: a sufficient… …   Black's law dictionary

  • contract under seal — For centuries before the doctrine of consideration was developed, and long before informal contracts were enforced, contracts under seal were enforced. The sealed instrument required no consideration. The required formalities are: a sufficient… …   Black's law dictionary

  • contract under seal — noun a contract that is signed and has the (wax) seal of the signer attached • Syn: ↑sealed instrument, ↑special contract • Hypernyms: ↑contract …   Useful english dictionary

  • contract under seal — A specialty; a written promise signed by the promisor and sealed with his seal. Such obligations derived their force from their form and were enforceable before the evolution of the doctrine of consideration as applicable to simple contracts. 17… …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • under seal — adverb : with an authenticating seal affixed; especially : with both signature and seal * * * under seal Authenticated • • • Main Entry: ↑seal * * * under legal protection of secrecy the judge ordered that the videotape be kept under seal * * *… …   Useful english dictionary

  • agreement under seal — See contract under seal …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • bargain under seal — index specialty (contract) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • promise under seal — index specialty (contract) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • contract — con·tract 1 / kän ˌtrakt/ n [Latin contractus from contrahere to draw together, enter into (a relationship or agreement), from com with, together + trahere to draw] 1: an agreement between two or more parties that creates in each party a duty to… …   Law dictionary

  • seal — 1 n [Old French seel, from Latin sigillum, from diminutive of signum mark, sign]: a device (as an emblem, symbol, or word) used to identify or replace a signature and to authenticate (as at common law) written matter see also contract under seal… …   Law dictionary

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