Definition and meaning of free consent
Mere existence of consent would not be enough to make an agreement enforceable. It is also necessary that the consent should be devoid of any force or pressure. Free consent is one of the essential elements of valid contract. Parties to a contract may agree upon the same thing in the same sense, and along with the same; consent received must be free from any compulsion or pressure. Lack of free consent would render the contract voidable at the option of the party not at fault.
According to Sec.14 of Indian Contract Act, consent is said to be free, when it is not caused by
- Undue influence