pactum

noun

pac·​tum
ˈpäkˌtu̇m
variants or less commonly pactio
-ktēˌō
plural pacta
-ktə
also pactiones
ˌpäktēˈōˌnās
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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“Pactum.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pactum. Accessed 29 Feb. 2024.

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