Nolo's Plain-English Law Dictionary

Statute Of Frauds

A law in every state that requires certain types of documents to be in writing and signed by the party to be charged (usually, the defendant in a lawsuit). Examples include: real estate transfers (conveyances), leases for more than a year, wills, and some types of contracts.
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