Definition of quasi-contract in English:



  • An obligation of one party to another imposed by law independently of an agreement between the parties.

    • ‘Universities could foster a work culture for university students by making student obligations clear to students before they start their university education and continuously thereafter, preferably in the form of quasi-contracts.’
    • ‘It is unclear whether there would be any obligation in quasi-contract to make restitution.’
    • ‘The claim is pleaded in contract alternatively in quasi-contract.’
    • ‘Most legal systems recognize some species of liability in restitution or quasi-contract, in addition to that based on contract or tort.’
    • ‘If the collecting bank has not paid out the proceeds to the customer, it can, further, be sued in an action in quasi-contract based on the true owner's waiver of the tort.’