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Section 31 - Contingent contract defined : Indian Contract Act 1872

How Contingent contract defined? Section 31 of Indian Contract Act 1872


Section 31 of Indian Contract Act 1872 : "Contingent contract defined"

31. A "contingent contract" is a contract to do or not to do something, if some event, collateral to such contract, does or does not happen.

A contracts to pay B Rs. 10,000 if B's house is burnt. This is a contingent contract.


Section 21 - Effect of mistakes as to law

Section 22 - Contract caused by mistake of one party as to matter of fact

Section 23 - What considerations and objects are lawful and what not

Section 24 - Agreements void, if considerations and objects unlawful in part

Section 25 - Agreement void, if made without consideration

Section 26 - Agreement in restraint of marriage void

Section 27 - Agreement in restraint of trade void

Section 28 - Agreements in restraint of legal proceedings void

Section 29 - Agreements void for uncertainty

Section 30 - Agreements by way of wager void


Section 31 - Contingent contract defined

Section 32 - Enforcement of contracts contingent on an event happening

Section 33 - Enforcement of contracts contingent on an event not happening

Section 34 - When event on which contract is contingent to be deemed impossible, if it is the future conduct of a living person

Section 35 - When contracts become void which are contingent on happening of specified event within fixed time

Section 36 - Agreements contingent on impossible events void


Section 37 - Obligation of parties to contracts

Section 38 - Effect of refusal to accept offer of performance

Section 39 - Effect of refusal of party to perform promise wholly

By whom contracts must be performed

Section 40 - Person by whom promise is to be performed

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