Definition of undue influence in English:

undue influence

Pronunciation /ˌənˈd(y)o͞o ˈinflo͝oəns/ /ˌənˈd(j)u ˈɪnflʊəns/


  • Influence by which a person is induced to act otherwise than by their own free will or without adequate attention to the consequences.

    ‘It has become conventional to divide undue influence into actual and presumed undue influence.’
    • ‘There is a rebuttable evidential presumption of undue influence.’
    • ‘The defendant claimed that he had entered into the agreement under undue influence.’
    • ‘She also pleads undue influence by Mr. Wilson, and other defences.’
    • ‘An allegation of undue influence was abandoned at the summary judgment application.’