breach of promise

noun phrase

Definition of breach of promise

: violation of a promise especially to marry

First Known Use of breach of promise

1601, in the meaning defined above

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“Breach of promise.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 24 January 2020.

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