Definitions from Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition and Ballentine's Law Dictionary as are available for each term in each dictionary.
  • Ballentine's Law Dictionary

    From an evil contract no action arises. See 44 Minn. 318, 20 Am. St. Rep. 580, 9 L. R. A. 506, 46 N. W. 558.

  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    From an immoral or iniquitous contract an action does not arise. A contract founded upon an illegal or immoral consideration cannot be enforced by action. 2 Kent, Comm. 466; Dig. 2, 14, 27, 4.