fides facta


fi·​des fac·​ta
: a ceremony in Teutonic law required for the making of a binding contract except in cases of bailment and consisting of making faith with a gage and pledge

Word History


Medieval Latin, literally, assurance given

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“Fides facta.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Feb. 2024.

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