nihil debet

ni·​hil de·​bet | \ ˈnīˌhilˈdēˌbet \

Definition of nihil debet

: a legal plea of the general issue in an action of debt on a simple contract or on a specialty when the deed is the only inducement to the action

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History and Etymology for nihil debet

Latin, he owes nothing

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“Nihil debet.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Feb. 2020.

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