pactum

noun pac·tum \ ˈpäkˌtu̇m \
variants: or less commonly pactio \-ktēˌō\

Definition of pactum

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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Origin and Etymology of pactum

Latin


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