Promise of

MARRIAGE, PROMISE OF. A promise of marriage is a contract entered into between a man and woman that they will marry each other.
     2. When the promise is made between persons competent to contract matrimony, an action lies for a breach of it. Vide Promise of Marriage.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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The lie it was drawing me by is perhaps Spring's oldest, commonest lie,--the lying promise of the Perfect Woman, the Quite Impossible She.
But your own heart will best suggest to you, whether you have never intended, by your conduct, to persuade the mother, as well as the daughter, into an opinion, that you designed honourably: and if so, though there may have been no direct promise of marriage in the case, I will leave to your own good understanding, how far you are bound to proceed."
A written promise of marriage exchanged between a man and woman, in Scotland, marries that man and woman by Scotch law.
A man who has betrayed a woman under a promise of marriage is forced by that law (in the interests of public morality) to acknowledge her as his wife."
With the promise of merciless vengeance written in the Devil s writing on his Devil-possessed face, he kept his eyes fixed on the hated woman whom he had ruined--on the hated woman who was fastened to him as his wife.
"On the faith of the written promise of marriage exchanged between you in Scotland," he said, "you claim Mr.
This gigantic promise was in addition to his another promise of providing 10 million jobs to the Pakistani youth.
But is it necessary that the promise of marriage be made immediately before the carnal act.
ISLAMABAD -- Minister for Communications Murad Saeed on Friday said the government is working to fulfill its promise of creating 10 million jobs.
ISLAMABAD: Minister for Communications Murad Saeed on Friday said the government is working to fulfill its promise of creating 10 million jobs.
Since he was running in a remote municipality, he thought that the "promise of progress" would help him clinch victory, finally.
We deserve a government that keeps all its promises - not one that treats its promise of ensuring women's equal right to representation as unimportant.