Legal Definition of unjust enrichment
1 : the retaining of a benefit (as money) conferred by another when principles of equity and justice call for restitution to the other party; also : the retaining of property acquired especially by fraud from another in circumstances that demand the judicial imposition of a constructive trust on behalf of those who in equity ought to receive it — see also quasi contract 1 at contract
2 : a doctrine that requires an equitable remedy on behalf of one who has been injured by the unjust enrichment of another
Learn More about unjust enrichment
Dictionary: Definition of unjust enrichment
Seen and Heard
What made you want to look up unjust enrichment? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).