implied contract


implied contract
A contract inferred from the conduct of the parties, although not expressed in words. Corriveau v Jenkins Bros. 144 Conn 383, 132 A2d 67. Implied in fact:–a real contract but one inferred from the circumstances, the conduct, acts, or relation of the parties, rather than from their spoken words, Gleason v Salt Lake City, 94 Utah 1, 74 P2d 1225. A contract to pay the reasonable value of services performed by one person for another, where there is no express agreement as to the compensation, but the circumstances, particularly the conduct of the person for whom the work was done, is such as to justify an understanding by the person performing the work that the former intended to pay for it. Anno: 54 ALR 549; 58 Am J1st Wk & L § 3. Implied in law:–a quasi or constructive contract implied by law on the grounds of justice and equity, usually to prevent unjust enrichment. 58 Am J1st Wk & L § 2.

Ballentine's law dictionary. . 1998.

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