36. Agreements contingent on impossible event void.

Contingent agreements to do or not to do anything, if an impossible event happens, are void, whether the impossibility of the event is known or not to the parties to agreement at the time when it is made.

(a) A agrees to pay B Rs.1,000 if two straight lines should enclose a space. The agreement is void.

(b) A agrees to pay B Rs.1,000 if B will marry A’s daughter C. C was dead at the time of the agreement. The agreement is void.

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