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breach of promise

  • n  failure to keep a promise (of marriage)
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  • A woman scorned
    In April 1866 Emily Harrison of Sandwich brought suit against Noble P. Swift of West Sandwich (presently Sagamore) for breach of promise to marry. In earlier times this was a serious matter and courts allowed a woman to claim damages when she felt an insincere suitor had wronged her.
    July 1, 2013 - The Barnstable Patriot

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