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Section 68, Contract Act 1872: Claim For Necessaries Supplied To Person Incapable...

Section 68 under the Chapter V (Of certain relations resembling those created by contract) of the Contract Act, 1872 of India - 'Claim for necessaries supplied to person incapable of contracting, or on his account', is reproduced hereunder:—

“If a person, incapable of entering into a contract, or anyone whom he is legally bound to support, is supplied by another person with necessaries suited to his condition in life, the person who has furnished such supplies is entitled to be reimbursed from the property of such incapable person.

Illustrations

(a) A supplies B, a lunatic, with necessaries suitable to his condition in life. A is entitled to be reimbursed from B's property.

(b) A supplies the wife and children of B, a lunatic, with necessaries suitable to their condition in life. A is entitled to be reimbursed from B's property.”




Extra Notes for Readers

(1) The property of a Government ward in Madhya Pradesh is not liable under this section ; see the C. P. Court of Wards Act, 1899 (C.P. 24 of 1899), s. 31 (1).

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