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(p. 31) 2. The Agreement 

(p. 31) 2. The Agreement
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(p. 31) 2. The Agreement
Author(s):

Jack Beatson

, Andrew Burrows

, and John Cartwright

DOI:
10.1093/he/9780198734789.003.0002
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date: 22 October 2018

A contract consists of an actionable promise or promises. Every such promise involves at least two parties, a promisor and a promisee, and an outward expression of common intention and of expectation as to the declaration or assurance contained in the promise. This outward expression of a common intention and of expectation normally takes the form of an agreement. This chapter discusses the establishment of an agreement by offer and acceptance; uncertain and incomplete agreements; and the intention to create legal relations.

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