pactum

noun
pac·​tum | \ ˈpäkˌtu̇m \
variants: or less commonly pactio \ -​ktēˌō \
plural pacta\ -​ktə \ also pactiones\ ˌpäktēˈōˌnās \

Definition of pactum

Roman law
: 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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History and Etymology for pactum

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“Pactum.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pactum. Accessed 25 May. 2022.

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