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Section 228, Contract Act 1872: Principal Not Bound When Excess Of Agent's Authority Is Not Separable

Section 228 under the Chapter X (Agency - Appointment and authority of agents) of the Contract Act, 1872 of India - 'Principal not bound when excess of agent's authority is not separable', is reproduced hereunder:—

“Where an agent does more than he is authorised to do, and what he does beyond the scope of his authority cannot be separated from what is within it, the principal is not bound to recognise the transaction.

Illustration

A authorises B to buy 500 sheep for him. B buys 500 sheep and 200 lambs for a sum of 6,000 rupees. A may repudiate the whole transaction.”

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