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un·just en·rich·ment

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  1. Unjust enrichment

    In laws of equity, unjust enrichment occurs when one person is enriched at the expense of another in circumstances that the law sees as unjust. Where an individual is unjustly enriched, the law imposes an obligation upon the recipient to make restitution, subject to defences such as change of position. Liability for an unjust (or unjustified) enrichment arises irrespective of wrongdoing on the part of the recipient. The concept of unjust enrichment can be traced to Roman law and the maxim that "no one should be benefited at another's expense": nemo locupletari potest aliena iactura or nemo locupletari debet cum aliena iactura. The law of unjust enrichment is closely related to, but not co-extensive with, the law of restitution. The law of restitution is the law of gain-based recovery. It is wider than the law of unjust enrichment. Restitution for unjust enrichment is a subset of the law of restitution in the same way that compensation for breach of contract is a subset of the law relating to compensation. Unjust enrichment is not to be confused with illicit enrichment, which is a legal concept referring to the enjoyment of an amount of wealth by a person that is not justified by reference to their lawful income.

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  1. Unjust enrichment

    In law, unjust enrichment is where one person is unjustly or by chance enriched at the expense of another, and an obligation to make restitution arises, regardless of liability for wrongdoing. A common example is when a party contracts to provide a service, but the contract is terminated prematurely due to a breach, and the contractor unjustly receives no compensation for partial services rendered.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of unjust enrichment in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of unjust enrichment in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of unjust enrichment in a Sentence

  1. The ADGM:

    ADGM has decided to legislate for English common law to apply in, and form part of the law of, the Global Market, english common law, as it stands from time to time, will therefore govern matters such as contracts, tort, trusts, equitable remedies, unjust enrichment, damages, conflicts of laws, security, and personal property.


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  • enrichissement sans causeFrench
  • अन्यायपूर्ण समृद्धिHindi
  • ಅನ್ಯಾಯದ ಪುಷ್ಟೀಕರಣKannada
  • iniquum locupletandumLatin
  • நியாயமற்ற செறிவூட்டல்Tamil
  • అన్యాయమైన సుసంపన్నతTelugu

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