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Section 21 -The Indian Contract Act, 1872

The Indian Contract Act, 1872


21. Effect of mistake as to law 


A contract is not voidable because it was caused by a mistake as to any law in force in 1India; but mistake as to a law not in force in India has the same effect as a mistake of fact.





A and B make a contract grounded on the erroneous belief that a particular debt is barred by the Indian Law of Limitation; the contract is not voidable.





1. The original words “British India” have successively been amended by the A.O. 1948 and the A.O. 1950 to read as above.


2. Paragraph 2 omitted by the A.O. 1950. Earlier paragraph 2 was inserted by the A.O. 1937.


3. The second Illustration rep. by Act 24 of 1917, sec. 3 and Sch. II



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