The legal principle that a promise is enforceable by law when the promisor (person making the promise) makes a promise to the promisee (person being promised) who relies on it to his or her detriment. A promissory estoppel is intended to stop the pro...
In many jurisdictions of the United States, promissory estoppel is an alternative to
consideration as a basis for enforcing a ...
Promissory Estoppel. In the law of contracts, the doctrine that provides that if a
party changes his or her position substantially either by acting or forbearing from
Promissory estoppel. The doctrine allowing recovery on a promise made without
consideration when the reliance on the promise was reasonable, and the ...
Promissory estoppel is a legal principle that a promise is enforceable by law,
even if made without formal consideration, when a promisor has made a promise
The doctrine of promissory estoppel allows a party to recover the benefit of a
promise made even if a legal contract does not exist. Use of this...
Promissory Estoppel Definition. The doctrine of promissory estoppel serves the
purpose of enforcing a contract between two parties when the contract is ...
promissory estoppel. n. a false statement treated as a promise by a court when
the listener had relied on what was told to him/her to his/her disadvantage.
An overview of the doctrine of promissory estoppel with an outline of the
requirements. Contains links to case summaries and law reports.
In a general sense, Promissory Estoppel is a legal doctrine used in American law
, which allows a party to recover on a promise, even if the promise was made ...