main purpose rule

noun
main pur·pose rule

Legal Definition of main purpose rule 

: a doctrine in contract law: a promise to pay the debt of another need not be in writing to be enforceable if the promisor was motivated by a desire for advantage or benefit

called also leading object rule

— compare statute of frauds sense 1

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