Breach-of-promise



a violation of one’s promise, especially of a promise to marry a specific person.
Historical Examples

The Girl on the Boat Pelham Grenville Wodehouse
The Rescue Anne Douglas Sedgwick
A Crooked Path Mrs. Alexander
Twos and Threes G. B. Stern
Liverpool a few years since James Aspinall
Round the Block John Bell Bouton
Curiosities of History William W. Wheildon
The Grey Wig: Stories and Novelettes Israel Zangwill
The Gorgeous Girl Nalbro Bartley
Dave Darrin’s Second Year at Annapolis H. Irving Hancock

noun
(law) (formerly) failure to carry out one’s promise to marry

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