Contract pacta sunt servanda, which translates to “agreements are to be kept.” The essential contract law basis is that contracts cannot violate the rights of either party to the contract.
The main contract law basis is to ensure that the contracts that parties enter into are honored by both parties. Contract law defines any agreement between two parties in which one agrees to provide something to another party in exchange for goods, services, or financial compensation as a contract.
Contract law defines most contracts as being made orally. One of the less understood or appreciated contract law basics is the idea that a purchase in a store for anything, ranging from a pack of gum to a high definition television, represents an oral contract. Contract law only prevents parties from entering into contracts that are trifling, indeterminate, or illegal.