voidable contract


voidable contract
A contract which, although defective so as to be avoided by one of the parties, is valid and binding until it is avoided by a disaffirmance. Williston, Contracts 3d ed § 15; Restatement, Contracts § 113; 17 Am J2d Contr § 7. The view of some authorities that an executory contract of an infant is invalid until confirmed has been adversely criticized, and in some jurisdictions there are statutes to the effect that both executed and executory agreements of an infant are valid until disaffirmed. 27 Am J1st Inf § 12.

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