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Section 14, Contract Act 1872: "Free Consent" Defined

Section 14 under Chapter II (of contracts, voidable contracts and void agreements) of the Contract Act, 1872 of India - "Free consent" defined, is reproduced hereunder:—

“Consent is said to be free when it is not caused by—
(1) coercion, as defined in section 15, or
(2) undue influence, as defined in section 16, or
(3) fraud, as defined in section 17, or
(4) misrepresentation, as defined in section 18, or
(5) mistake, subject to the provisions of sections 20, 21 and 22.

Consent is said to be so caused when it would not have been given but for the existence of such coercion, undue influence, fraud, misrepresentation or mistake.”

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