quasi contract

noun Law.
an obligation imposed by law in the absence of a contract to prevent unjust enrichment.

Origin:
1720–30

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quasi contract

noun
a contract created by law for reasons of justice without any expression of assent 
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Example sentences
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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