n. typically, the dumping of women fiancee by her intended husband after he previously suggested wedding and she had accepted. She was eligible for file a suit for damages for embarrassment of this broken wedding. These types of lawsuits had been gradually outlawed in a variety of says with no longer occur.
Violation of a promise: chiefly used as an elliptical ex- i>ressiop> for "li-each of guarantee of marriage."
failure to help keep a promise (of relationship)
A treaty was signed with the Scottish estates; but it was torn up a few months later under the influence of Beaton and the queen-dowager Mary of Guise, and Hertford was sent in 1544 to punish this breach of promise by sacking Edinburgh.