A. Engagements

Author:Julien D. Payne - Marilyn A. Payne

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Engagements are a common prelude to marriage. At the time when the parties agree to marry at some future date, they often exchange gifts as a token of their commitment. The most common gift, of course, is the engagement ring that is traditionally given by the prospective bridegroom to his prospective bride. Not every engagement, however, results in marriage. The parties may mutually agree to abandon their plans to marry. Or either of them may unilaterally break off the engagement. At one time, it was possible for the jilted lover to sue the other party for breach of promise of marriage. These actions have now...

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