nexum

noun

nex·​um
ˈneksəm
plural -s
Roman law
: a formal contract of loan with coin and balance in the presence of five witnesses under which the obligor could be seized and held in bondage for failure to perform

Word History

Etymology

Latin, from neuter of nexus, past participle of nectere to bind

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“Nexum.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nexum. Accessed 9 Feb. 2023.

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