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Stipulation Pour Autrui

stipulation pour autrui n

[French, stipulation for other persons]
in the civil law of Louisiana
: a contract or provision in a contract that confers a benefit on a third-party beneficiary NOTE: A stipulation pour autrui gives the third-party beneficiary a cause of action against the promisor for specific performance. In order for a third party to be a third-party beneficiary of a stipulation pour autrui there usually has to be a legal or factual relationship between the stipulator and the beneficiary.


Source: Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of Law ©1996. Merriam-Webster, Incorporated. Published under license with Merriam-Webster, Incorporated.