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quasi contract

noun, Law.
an obligation imposed by law in the absence of a contract to prevent unjust enrichment.
Origin of quasi contract
1720-30 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for quasi contract
  • The syllabus is no longer an outline for the course, but rather a quasi contract between the instructor and the students.
  • Unjust enrichment is an outgrowth of what was formerly referred to as a quasi contract, an equitable concept.
  • Whether the trial court erred when it instructed the jury on implied contract, quasi contract, and agency law.
  • Courts often employ the legal fiction of a contract implied in law or quasi contract to justify payment where no contract exists.

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