Acceptance - Indian Contract Act, 1872
Main Article : Indian Contract Act, 1872
Acceptance is the expression of assent by the person to whom the offer is made. To constitute a valid acceptance, the assent must be communicated to the offeror. Acceptance may be express conduct or may be in implied circumstances. However, silence cannot be prescribed as a mode of acceptance.
The following elements must be present in a valid acceptance.
- Acceptance must be given only by person to whom the offer is made
- Acceptance must be abosolute and unqualified
- Acceptance must be communicated by the acceptor
- Acceptance must be given within a reasonable time and before the offer lapses or is revoked.
Chapter I of Indian Contract Act, 1872 deals with the topic of 'Of the Communication, Acceptance and Revocation of proposals'.
- Section 3: Communication, acceptance and revocation of proposals
- Section 4: Communication when complete
- Section 5: Revocation of proposals and acceptances
- Section 6: Revocation how made
- Section 7: Acceptance must be absolute
- Section 8: Acceptance by performing conditions, or receiving consideration
- Section 9: Promises, express and implied
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