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Principle the Object of an Agreement is Lawful Unless It is Forbidden by Law; is of Such Nurture That, If Permitted, It Would Defeat the Provisions of Any Law; is Fraudulent - Legal Reasoning

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PRINCIPLE The object of an agreement is lawful unless it is forbidden by law; is of such nurture that, if permitted, it would defeat the provisions of any law; is fraudulent; involves or implies injury to the person or property of another person; the court regards it as immoral; it is opposed to public policy.

FACTUAL SITUATION A and B entered into a contract, whereby A agreed to get married to B if her parents paid A ₹ 100000 before the wedding. B's parents failed to pay the promised amount. A sues B and her parents.

Options

  • A will succeed because all the requirements of a contract are met

  • A will succeed since the payment of the amount was the condition precedent for the wedding

  • A will not succeed since the contract is void, its object being against the law

  • A will not succeed since B was not a party to the contract

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Solution

A will not succeed since the contract is void, its object being against the law

Explanation :

In this case, the purpose of the contract is against the public policy and morals as mentioned in the principle. Getting married on demanding money is morally and legally unlawful. Therefore this is not a valid contract and option A will not succeed since the contract is void, its object being against the law is correct.

Concept: Contract Law
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