unenforceable contract

Definition

A contract that has all the elements of a valid contract, yet neither party can sue the other to force performance of it. For example, an unsigned contract is generally unenforceable.

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You may want to try and enter in to an unenforceable contract only if you trust the other party fully.

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The signatures on the agreement could not be authenticated, therefore, the judge was forced to rendering it an unenforceable contract.

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His old boss thought that a man's handshake was all that mattered when making a deal, but the younger worker was able to legally get around their arrangement seeing as their handshake was an unenforceable contract.

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