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Performance of promise in a manner prescribed by the promisee (Sec. 50)

As per Sec. 50, “The performance of any promise may be made in any manner or at any time, which the promisee prescribes.” Thus the promisor needs to perform his promise as sanctioned or prescribed by the promisee.



Gopal owes Teertha ₹ 10,000. Teertha accepts Gopal’s car valuing ₹ 6,000 in reduction of the debt. The delivery of the car will amount to a part payment of the debt.



Sunil Owes ₹ 1,00,000 to Anil. Anil prescribed that Sunil should make an account transfer of the amount to his bank account. Sunil does the same and hence is discharged.


Note: If the promisor performs the promise in contravention of the instruction of the promisee then he is not discharged of his liability towards the promisee. Thus when a promisor makes a payment to the agent of the promise, who is not authorized to receive payment then such payment would not discharge the promisor.

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