aleatory contract

A contract, the performance of which depends on an uncertain event, such as a fire insurance contract. Losecco v Gregory, 108 La 648, 651, 32 So 985. Although an agreement must be certain if it is to be enforceable as a contract, an agreement can be certain notwithstanding performance depends on an uncertain event, provided the contract is certain in respect of the assumption of the risk appertaining to such event. Moore v Johnston, 8 La Ann 488, 489.

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