mutual assent


mutual assent
The meeting of the minds of both or all the parties to a contract; the fact that each agrees to all the terms and conditions, in the same sense and with the same meaning as the others

Black's law dictionary. . 1990.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • mutual assent — index agreement (concurrence), arrangement (understanding) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • mutual assent — A meeting of the minds; consent. 17 Am J2d Contr § 18. Agreement. Martin v Thrower, 3 Ga App 784, 60 SE 825 …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • assent — as·sent 1 /ə sent/ vi: to agree to something esp. freely and with understanding: give one s assent assent 2 n: agreement to a matter under consideration esp. based on freedom of choice and a reasonable knowledge of the matter their mutual assent… …   Law dictionary

  • mutual — Common to both parties. Interchangeable; reciprocal; each acting in return or correspondence to the other; given and received; spoken of an engagement or relation in which like duties and obligations are exchanged; e.g., the marital relation. As… …   Black's law dictionary

  • assent — Compliance; approval of something done; a declaration of willingness to do something in compliance with a request; acquiescence; agreement. To approve, ratify and confirm. It implies a conscious approval of facts actually known, as distinguished… …   Black's law dictionary

  • assent — Consent by one person to what another person has done or what he agrees to do. An element of a contract, but objective in its manifestation, a matter of overt acts, not of inward motives, design, or interpretation of words. Sokoloff v National… …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • mutual understanding — Synonyms and related words: acclamation, accord, accordance, agreement, agreement of all, chorus, common assent, common consent, compact, concert, concord, concordance, concurrence, consensus, consensus gentium, consensus of opinion, consensus… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • agreement — agree·ment n 1 a: the act or fact of agreeing by mutual agreement b: unity of opinion, understanding, or intent; esp: the mutual assent of contracting parties to the same terms if they reach agreement ◇ Under common law, agreement is a necessary… …   Law dictionary

  • Meeting of the minds — For the talk show, see Meeting of Minds. Meeting of the minds (also referred to as mutual agreement, mutual assent or consensus ad idem) is a phrase in contract law used to describe the intentions of the parties forming the contract. In… …   Wikipedia

  • Mistake (contract law) — In contract law, a mistake is an erroneous belief, at contracting, that certain facts are true. It can be argued as a defence, and if raised successfully can lead to the agreement in question being found void ab initio or voidable, or… …   Wikipedia


Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.