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Section 1 -The Indian Contract Act, 1872

The Indian Contract Act, 1872


1. Shot title.


This Act may be called the Indian Contract Act, 1872.


Extent, Commencement. -It extends to the whole of India 1[except the State of Jammu and Kashmir]; and it shall come into force on the first day of September 1872.


Saving.- 2[* * *] Nothing herein contained shall affect the provisions of any Statute, Act or Regulation not hereby expressly repealed, nor any usage or custom of trade, nor any incident of any contract, not inconsistent with the provisions of this Act.


1. Subs. by Act 3 of 1951, sec. 3 and Sch., for “except Part B States”.


2. The words “The enactments mentioned in the Schedule hereto are repealed to the extent specified in the third column thereof, but” rep. by Act 10 of 1914, sec. 3 and Sch. 11.



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