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B Law Unit 1 Ch 9

promise A declaration that binds a person who makes it to do or not to do a certain act.
promisor A person who makes a promise.
promisee A person to whom a promise is made.
contract A set of promises constituting an agreement between parties, giving each a legal duty to the other and also the right to seek a remedy for the breach of the promises or duties.
objective theory of contracts The view that contracting parties shall only be bound by terms that can objectively be inferred from promises made.
offeror A person who makes an offer.
offeree A person to whom an offer is made.
bilateral contract A type of contract that arises when a promise is given in exchange for a return promise.
unilateral contract A contract that results when an offer can be accepted only by the offeree’s performance.
formal contract An agreement that by law requires a specific form for its validity.
informal contract A contract that does not require a specific form or method of creation to be valid.
express contract A contract in which the terms of the agreement are stated in words, oral or written.
implied contract A contract formed in whole or in part from the conduct of the parties.
executed contract A contract that has been fully performed by both parties.
executory contract A contract that has not yet been fully performed.
valid contract A contract that results when the elements necessary for contract formation (agreement, consideration, legal purpose, and contractual capacity) are present.
voidable contract A contract that may be legally avoided at the option of one or both of the parties.
unenforceable contract A valid contract rendered unenforceable by some statute or law.
void contract A contract having no legal force or binding effect.
quasi contract An obligation or contract imposed by law (a court), in the absence of an agreement, to prevent the unjust enrichment of one party.
Created by: leighg2011