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Principle: an Agreement with a Boy Below the Age of Eighteen Years is Not Enforceable by Law. Facts: a Man Entered into an Agreement with a Girl of Seventeen Years of Age. - Legal Reasoning

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Principle: An agreement with a boy below the age of eighteen years is not enforceable by law.  

Facts:  A man entered into an agreement with a girl of seventeen years of age. 

Options

  • The agreement is enforceable by law. 

  • The agreement is not enforceable by law. 

  • The agreement is enforceable by the girl. 

  • No inference can be drawn. 

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Solution

No inference can be drawn. 

Explanation:

No inference can be drawn in this case because the facts (and the principle) do not provide whether the agreement with a girl of 17 can be enforced. The principle is applicable to boys of a certain age. therefore, no conclusion can be drawn. 170. (b) Since the sale of liquor is illegal, all agreements relating to the sale and purchase of liquor are void. Therefore, B cannot initiate legal proceedings against A even if A failed to meet the agreement entered into by A and B. 

Concept: Contract Law
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