Freedom of contract

Definition of Freedom of contract

A basic right reserved to the people by the Constitution (Art. I, § 10) that a state cannot violate even under sanction of direct legislative act. Springfield Fire & Marine Ins. Co. v. Holmes, D.C.Mont., 32 F.Supp. 964, 987. See also Impairing the obligation of contract; Liberty (Liberty of contract).

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