Promise to Answer for the Debt, Default, or Miscarriage of Another Law and Legal Definition

Promise to answer for the debt, default, or miscarriage of another is an undertaking by a person not before liable, for the purpose of securing or performing the same duty for which the original debtor continues to be liable. Promise to answer for the debt, default or miscarriage of another, invalidates such a promise where not in writing, of a person not before liable, to pay the debt of a third person, for which the original debtor remains liable. [Dillaby v. Wilcox, 60 Conn. 71 (Conn. 1891)].