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parol ev·i·dence rule

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  1. parol evidence rule(noun)

    a rule that oral evidence cannot be used to contradict the terms of a written contract


  1. Parol evidence rule

    The parol evidence rule is a substantive common law rule in contract cases that prevents a party to a written contract from presenting extrinsic evidence that contradicts or adds to the written terms of the contract that appears to be whole. The term of art parol means "oral" and comes from Anglo-French, Anglo-Norman, or Legal French. The supporting rationale for this rule is that since the contracting parties have reduced their agreement to a single and final writing, extrinsic evidence of past agreements or terms should not be considered when interpreting that writing, as the parties had decided to ultimately leave them out of the contract. In other words, one may not use evidence made prior to the written contract to contradict the writing. A common misconception is that it is a rule of evidence, but that is not the case.

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  1. parolevidencerule


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of parol evidence rule in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of parol evidence rule in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

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