nihil debet

noun ni·hil de·bet \ˈnīˌhilˈdēˌbet\

Definition of nihil debet

  1. :  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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Origin and Etymology of nihil debet

Latin, he owes nothing

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feeling or affected by lethargy

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