Quasi-Contract in Europe

Definition of Quasi-Contract

The term is an abbreviation of the obligatio quasi ex contractu of Roman law. It is an obligation similar to that created by contract, but not really arising by the consent of the person bound. Thus, in Roman law, if a person left his property without anyone to look after it, a. stranger might undertake the care of it, and had a right of action against the owner for his expenses (actio negotiorum gestorum). The best example of quasi-contract in English law is salvage (see in the English Legal Encyclopedia). See Quasi-Contract in the Legal Dictionaries.

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