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breach of promise

noun, Law.
1.
a violation of one's promise, especially of a promise to marry a specific person.
Origin
1580-1590
1580-90
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British Dictionary definitions for breach promise

breach of promise

noun
1.
(law) (formerly) failure to carry out one's promise to marry
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