unilateral contract
unilateral contract see contract

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

unilateral contract
An agreement to pay in exchange for performance, if the potential performer chooses to act. An example would be if you promise to pay someone $1,000 if they bring your car from Cleveland to San Francisco. Bringing the car is acceptance (and performance) of the agreement. Compare: bilateral contract
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Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.


unilateral contract
A contract in which only one party makes an express promise, or undertakes a performance without first securing a reciprocal agreement from the other party.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


unilateral contract
I
A contract in which only one party makes an express promise, or undertakes a performance without first securing a reciprocal agreement from the other party.
II An agreement by which one undertakes an express performance without receiving any express promise of performance from the other.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

unilateral contract
n.
   an agreement to pay in exchange for performance, if the potential performer chooses to act. A "unilateral" contract is distinguished from a "bilateral" contract, which is an exchange of one promise for another. Example of a unilateral contract: "I will pay you $1,000 if you bring my car from Cleveland to San Francisco." Bringing the car is acceptance. The difference is normally only of academic interest.

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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