pactum

noun pac·tum \ˈpäkˌtu̇m\
variants: less commonly

pactio

\-ktēˌō\

Definition of pactum

plural

pacta

\-ktə\ also

pactiones

\ˌpäktēˈōˌnās\

Roman law

  1. :  an informal agreement between two or more persons containing one or more promises and usually legally unenforceable even when supported by a sufficient consideration except for certain pacta declared enforceable by praetorian edicts and imperial constitutions if arising out of a lawful cause or inducement

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Origin and Etymology of pactum

Latin


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