Definitions for breach of promise
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
breach′ of prom′ise*(n.)
a violation of one's promise, esp. the promise of a man to marry a specific woman.
Origin of breach of promise:
breach of promise(noun)
failure to keep a promise (of marriage)
breach of promise(Noun)
A former tort in common law where a man withdraws an earlier promise to marry a woman.
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