privity of contractThe relationship between the parties to a contract, allowing them to sue each other but preventing a third party from doing so.
? The requirement of privity has been relaxed under modern laws and doctrines of implied warranty and strict liability, which allow a third-party beneficiary or other foreseeable user to sue the seller of a defective product. [Cases: Contracts 186; Sales 255. C.J.S. Contracts ¡ì¡ì 610¨C611; Sales ¡ì 240¨C241, 284, 288¨C289.]