DETRIMENT

Definition of DETRIMENT in Black's Law Dictionary 4th Edition – Legal dictionary – Glossary of legal terms.

Definition of DETRIMENT

Any loss or harm suffered in person or property; e. g., the consideration for a contract may consist not only in a payment or other thing of value given, but also in loss or "detriment" suffered by the promisee. In that connection, "detriment" means that the promisee has, in return for the promise, forborne some legal right which he otherwise would have been entitled to exercise. Wallace v. Cook, 190 Ky. 262, 227 S.W. 279, 281; or that he has given up something which he had a right to keep, or done something which he had a right not to do. Irving v. Irwin, 133 Cal.App. 374, 24 P.2d 215.

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